Tag Archives: Senior Living

Take a Holiday During Your Retirement Years to Recharge your Batteries

Very few people I know are willing to take the time to go on holiday. They rarely take the time for this enjoyable pastime. There are many reasons that very few people take the time to go on holiday. Most of the time, I think, it is because they are so bogged down with their busy schedules and daily routines that they just forget when they last had a holiday. Then there is also the consideration of money. Whatever the case may be, taking a holiday enables you to recharge your batteries. You may wonder why you need a holiday now that you are retired. Well, guess what, you too need a break from your daily routine. Here are some benefits of taking a vacation.

Types of Rentals for Active Seniors

Many 55+ seniors prefer the less demanding task of renting homes because they do not wish to spend all their savings on the purchase of a home. Some 55+ seniors are just not interested in making a long-term investment that goes with buying a home. Whatever your preference, there are four categories of renting that you should be aware of. These are short-term rentals, long-term rentals, weekend getaways, and rent-before-you-buy. If you are interested in renting a home, you will be benefited by understanding what these four categories entail.

5 Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea before Bed

Most often, with the advancement of age, we all have trouble sleeping. I, too have this problem. I have tried just about everything I could think of from acupuncture to aromatherapy, and just about anything, anyone has told me to try. However, nothing worked for me until the day someone told me to try drinking chamomile tea before bed. That night, I slept like a newborn baby. I did some research about the benefits of drinking chamomile tea, and I thought I should share the information I got with my readers. Here are five benefits of drinking chamomile tea before bed.

How to Make Money After Retirement

For most of us, making some extra money, after retirement, will enable us to do enjoyable things that we cannot otherwise afford to. However, if you are like me, you will frown and wonder what you can do, now that you are over 55 and retired from work. Chatting with my friend Ellie who has been working from home since she resigned from work to raise her kids, I realized that there are lots of opportunities that we can make use of. To begin with, there are many small businesses or even medium and large scale organizations that are heavily dependent on outsourced freelancers. This means we can easily secure a job as a freelancing, telecommuting employee or a service provider. Here are some great options that you can consider when it comes to earning money after retirement.

Sun Safety Tips for an Enjoyable Summer

Summer is here! Get out the sun-tan lotion, dust out the beach towels and fit on those bathers, cos we will be hitting the beach pretty soon. Cookouts, parades, long, leisurely hours at the pool and picnics…. Oh, the wonder of summer. While all these things are fun and enjoyable, the summer can go bad if you are not careful. What am I talking about? Sun exposure of course! Overexposure to the sun is asking for dry, wrinkly skin. Too much sun exposure can speed up the skin’s aging process and increase the risk of skin cancer. So, practice proper sun protection. Here are some sun safety tips that enable you to enjoy your summer.

Five Reasons to Go Nuts with Nuts

The reputation of nuts has undergone a major change over the past decade or so. Touted as fatty food, in the past, today nuts are considered healthy and even diet-friendly. So, what do you know… Who do I believe? I needed to find answers about nuts and whether they were good for me before I started eating them. After all, I didn’t want to drop dead of a heart attack or something because I read somewhere that nuts were good for me and began eating it in earnest. So, here’s what I gathered…

5 Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Active Seniors

The heat of summer may be descending on us, but you need to consider getting your home ready for fall. Ok, so fall is not here yet, but, I believe in being ready for it and planning ahead. Seasonal home maintenance is necessary if you wish to keep your home at its best. Plus, this helps avoid costly repairs and maintenance in the future. So, here I am getting ready for fall, although my husband and children are teasing me as to why I am doing so while it’s still summer. I believe you should consider it too. I have provided some tips for you for fall maintenance so that you can plan ahead like me.

What are Land-Lease Communities?

The sky is the limit when it comes to buying your retirement home. You have the choice of living in a condominium, townhouse, single-family detached home, etc. But, what about manufactured homes? What are they? Manufactured homes are those that can be connected to all utilities. If you purchase a manufactured home, you are able to use it as a permanent home and you can lease the land your house will sit on, instead of buying the lot outright. This then is known as a land-lease community. As with buying any home, your choice of selecting a land-lease community depends on your preferences. However, it is always wise to move to consider the pros and cons before making any decisions.