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What to Expect from an Active Adult Community

An active adult community is an ideal choice for baby boomers reaching 55+.  They are communities where you can pursue your hobbies and passions that you may have put off up until now because you were too busy and saddled with work and family commitments.  Active retirement communities help you forget the burdens that came along with maintaining a home and let you relax and interact with like-minded individuals.  These communities add a whole new meaning to the words “independent and relaxed living”.  You have likely heard by now that more and more of your friends are moving into active retirement communities.  You may also be considering a move into a community that may help you get over loneliness and boredom and help you maintain your independence.  If you are considering a move to a retirement community, you should know what facilities and amenities a community of this type should provide you.

Weight Loss Tips for Seniors

The 5.2 Diet – Can it Aid Weight Loss and Long Life?

Many active adults are concerned about weight gain and how it affects their health. There are a number of diets and exercise plans that can be considered for this problem. New and improved ways of ensuring weight loss and long and healthy lives are always being introduced for you to try. This means you have to give up the foods you like to eat and make significant changes to your lifestyle. However, if you are interested in living a long life and being fit and trim, yet don’t wish to change your lifestyle too much, you could try the 5.2 diet.

Are you a babyboomer

Do You Belong to the Baby Boom Generation?

The Baby Boomers Are Now Hitting Retirement Age

We all talk about the baby boomer generation and associate 55+ adults with this term. Yet most of us may not be sure how this generation came to be known by this label. The baby boom generation is a term applicable to a period of the great increase in the number of births in America that occurred from 1946 to 1964. During this period, in the United States alone, there were approximately 79 million births. This generation has experienced some of the iconic eras in history including the end of World War II, Woodstock, John F Kennedy, John Lennon, Flower Power and, of course, the Vietnam War.

What is Osteoporosis?

Why 55+ Ladies Need to Worry About Osteoporosis

All women of a certain age go through menopause.  This brings their biological capabilities of childbearing to an end and in some senses, newfound freedom to their lives.  While it is all good on one front to reach this stage in life, menopause also raises the risk of so many illnesses that include osteoporosis.  Bones become brittle and weak when osteoporosis occurs.  The risk of osteoporosis is extremely high in women who go through menopause.  This is because, with menopause, the estrogen production in the body slows down.  It is Estrogen in our body that prevents the bones from becoming brittle and weak.  While it is not possible to stop menopause or the dwindling of estrogen production, you can prevent the onset of osteoporosis in other ways.

Focus on Arizona

Arizona is in the southwestern region of the United States. It is the 16th most populated State and is the leading State for the production of copper. If you want to know some special landmarks of the state, the Grand Canyon National Park is the most prominent one. This place has earned Arizona the nickname of the “Grand Canyon State”. If you are considering a new home in a peaceful active retirement village, in Arizona, you are making a great choice because Arizona surely has so much to offer its visitors and residents alike. Let us take a closer look at all the things you can experience with your new life in Arizona.

skyline of downtown nashville, tennessee, usa.

Focus on Tennessee

When you think of Tennessee, it is sure to conjure the image of Elvis, the late King of Rock and Roll.  However, Tennessee offers so much more.  Tennessee is full of beauty, southern hospitality, a low cost of living, four seasons of weather and land that offers just about anything for everyone.  If you are considering moving to Tennessee in your retirement years, let us provide you a few more reasons to add more weight to your choice.

Why do 55+ Seniors Prefer Renting Homes to Buying?

Several things change when you reach retirement age. Out of all the changes that overtake your life, the most significant is your decision of housing. You may decide to relocate to quieter areas which are more scenic, or areas which provide you better chances of living an active life. Either way, you may have to make the decision of renting or buying a home. In my opinion, many seniors prefer renting a home than buying it. This choice has been baffling me for some time, and I decided to ask a few seniors about it. Below is a list of my findings on why 55+ seniors prefer renting their homes to buying.

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.