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.
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.
You’ve just moved into an active retirement community, and your first reaction is...panic. Second thoughts come crowding into your mind. Did you make the right decision? What you should do is understand that second thoughts are par for the course.
Contrary to many people’s expectations, modern manufactured homes are high-quality, safe, comfortable, and attractive when compared to site-built homes. And the communities that feature manufactured homes can save you money and offer more amenities.