Yes, winter is here with all its festivities. The holidays are upon us. Friends and family are visiting. The landscape is touched by a softening blanket of snow. However, the winter season brings challenges as well as joys, especially for seniors.
Many retirees, upon beginning their new life, find out they’ve neglected one important aspect of retirement planning: who will they spend it with? The answer to that question may affect their quality of life more than anything else.
People today live longer lives than in previous generations. That means there are more retirees than ever before in history, and many of them are choosing to take advantage of a relatively new development: the retirement community.
If you’re retired, chances are good you’re on a fixed budget. That means there will always be things you can’t afford to do; but it doesn’t mean you can’t afford to keep busy, or to have fun, or to find satisfaction in life.
Moving to an active retirement community, and being surrounded by people who share their outlook, gives seniors the chance—perhaps for the first time in their lives—to immerse themselves in exactly the circumstances that will make them happiest.
More and more, retirees are not willing to “take it easy” in their golden years—now that they have the time for it, they want to enjoy life to the fullest. Here are five suggestions to help you accomplish exactly that.
Finding the right active retirement community can be a long and painstaking process, and a lot depends on it: your health and happiness, for instance. Here are six questions you should ask yourself to make your search easier.
Learning how, and when, and why to laugh can make us healthier and happier and completely prevent unwanted weight gain. Well, healthier and happier, anyway. Here’s how some of the world’s funniest people see things.
If you’re getting ready to retire, you’ve probably already given consideration to the cost of retirement communties. The big question is: can you afford it? If you’re looking for active retirement, the answer is probably “yes.”
For many seniors, retirement can’t come soon enough. And it’s not work that’s the problem: we derive a satisfying sense of purpose from our jobs, and many, many people are reluctant to quit. The problem often is that their life no longer fits.