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7 Upgrades Seniors Need in a Retirement Home

As boomers of retirement age, you and I both are looking for a home that we can comfortably ensconce ourselves and spend our golden years. When it comes to home styles and choices, we have a variety to choose from. However, very few homes include some specific features that many of us wish were included in our homes. As a new homeowner, let me tell you the 7 upgrades I wish I had asked my builder to consider in my new home.

Retire to Rhode Island and Experience All That the First State has to Offer

If you are an empty nester, looking for a place to settle down now that your responsibilities are over, and you no longer need to be based where your work is, you should consider Rhode Island as a place of retirement. Rhode Island is in the New England region and is an ideal place for 55+ active adults looking for adult living communities. You will find 20% of the country’s landmarks and 400 miles of coastline here. All types of watersports, such as boating, sailing, fishing, etc. are yours and there to be enjoyed if you purchase a home in an Active Adult Community in Rhode Island.

Home Design Tips for 55+ Seniors for Large and Spacious Homes

Many 55+ active adults prefer to live in smaller homes as this requires the minimum of maintenance. However, there are instances when your small home may tend to smother you and cramp your style. If you are an active adult who has been wondering what to do with your small home, and how you can make it look a little bit spacious, here are a few design tips that will help you get through this process. Adhering to these design tips will also include your personality into your home while making your home look good.

Walking and Jogging Keeps Active Adults Fit

It is common knowledge that exercise keeps you healthy.  Exercise is required for proper blood circulation, controlling your weight, combating heart disease, improving your mood, and the best news – it delays aging.  Engaging in at least half an hour of physical activity every day can be extremely beneficial. What generally happens, in reality, is that even if you have paid attention to keeping fit during your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – when you reach age 55+, most people tend to let go of a fitness regime.  However, it is especially important for seniors to stay fit and healthy with proper exercise. This does not mean you have to jump around and exert yourself excessively.  It means that half an hour of moderate exercise such as walking or jogging will suffice to give you health benefits.  Furthermore you, as a person over the age of 55, should be careful about your joints.  Therefore, it is highly beneficial for you to consider walking and light jogging instead of any other high impact exercises.

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!

aerial view of long island in new york, usa. it is the westernmost residential and commercial neighborhood of the new york city borough of queens.

Now Selling The Vineyards at Blue Point

Welcome home to the best of Long Island! The Vineyards at Blue Point is a brand new 55+ community that is nothing short of extraordinary featuring elegant townhomes, and condominiums, and the luxury of maintenance free living. Situated on Long Island’s South Shore, this pristine community is ideally located near Sunrise Highway, and Long Island Railroad giving active adults easy access to New York City, and the island’s sparkling coastline. For over two decades, The Vineyard’s premier builder Ornstein Layton Company has been designing homes built for maximum efficiency, comfort, and timeless beauty

The Vineyards at Blue Point epitomizes a lifestyle of luxury and serenity. Set amongst nature trails, and abundant green spaces, this gorgeous community features a secure gated entrance and carefree resort-style ambiance. Residences boast immaculate landscaping, ease of maintenance, and irresistible curb appeal. Townhomes are available in two floor plans brilliantly designed with lofts, patios for entertaining, garages, and basement options for a game room, or man cave. Ranging in size from 2,020 to 2,279 square feet, both the Provence, and Corsica models offer 2 bed/2.5 bath layouts with designer fixtures, gourmet kitchens, and luxurious main floor master suites. Condo designs come in four models and feature 2 bed/2 bath floor plans generously sized from 1,553 to 1,928 square feet. Large dining rooms, ample storage space, and vaulted ceilings make these homes feel open, and airy with plenty of room to host gatherings.

Plantation Bay Golf Country Club

The charming seaside town of Ormond Beach, Florida is just the right location for your retirement destination.  This seaside town offers you the best of just about everything including a first-class resort experience without sacrificing its small-town grace.  In addition, this is the location of a luxury retirement community you really have to visit or stay permanently – Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club.  

The Active Adult Living® Top Active Adult Living for Condominium Living

Welcome to my new series, Active Adult Living’s Top Active Adult Living for Condominium Living.  Condo’s offer today’s boomers, active seniors and empty nesters the perfect opportunity to embrace life for a number of reasons.  Certainly one aspect is the ‘lock and leave’ lifestyle that condo developments offer.  Want to get out of town for a while?  In a condo, you have a certain peace of mind in knowing that neighbors in your development are within close proximity to keep an eye out in your absence.

And, of course, the aspect of low or no maintenance is also a big plus for condo dwellers.  After all, I think that at a certain point in life, we all have enough of mowing, gardening and painting, not to mention repairs to the roof, air conditioning unit and so on.