Tag Archives: Senior Living

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.

A Few Great Reasons to Consider for Living in an Active Adult Community

Your home may be feeling empty now that your children have left the nest to lead their own lives. You may be wondering what to do with your life and how to keep yourself occupied. One of the best ways to stay active and enjoy your new life of “no responsibilities” is to move into an active adult community. If you are not sure about this, and if it is a whole new idea that you never considered, below are a few great reasons to give yourself a nudge in the right direction.

Your Health

Healthy living is a guaranteed possibility when living in an active retirement community. Every community is built and managed to cater to the requirements of seniors who are independent and active. Therefore, you will typically find a health center, spa, swimming pool, tennis and various other means of physical activity in such communities. Apart from the opportunity to maintain or improve your physical health, you can be sure to improve your emotional wellbeing too as you take part in various activities such as crafts, billiards and book clubs with likeminded individuals. This will bring more enjoyment to your life, and as the saying goes, a happy person is a healthy person!

Seniors enjoying playing golf

Find the Best Golf Course Communities for Active Adult Senior Living

When it comes to purchasing the perfect retirement home, there are many things to consider.  However, you no longer have the pressures of living closer to schools, being near your workplace or looking for a home big enough to accommodate parents, kids, and pets as well.  As you reach the empty nester phase of life, finding a perfect home for retirement living should involve selecting a home that offers you opportunities for an enjoyable and active lifestyle.  If you are interested in a lifestyle that includes country clubs, golf courses and neighbors who will join you in a round of golf, then you should certainly look consider a golfing community that is 55 plus age-restricted, or age-targeted for active adults.

There are many benefits to be gained by playing golf.  For one thing, you will be breathing clean, fresh air.  In addition, you will be physically active for at least four hours on a beautiful, sunny day.  Although golfing is not as strenuous and active like swimming or taking a brisk walk, it does provide you with the physical activity you need to get your blood circulation in motion and it’s great for clearing your mind of the daily stresses of life.  If you choose to walk the 18 holes instead of taking a cart, the health benefits of your round of golf are multiplied!  Playing golf is easy on the joints and does burn a significant amount of calories, while also allowing you the social opportunities to bond with your golfing partners. There are many Active Adult Communities that provide 55+ retirees the opportunity to pursue their love for the game of golf. Check out three of the best-golfing communities that are ideal for active and enjoyable senior living.