If you can tell the difference between a mashie niblick and a baffing spoon, there’s a good chance you’ve at least considered retiring to a golf community. Spending your golden years surrounded by lush greens is a widely-held American dream.
Modern retirees are not drawn to a passive or sedentary lifestyle; they want to remain as animated and youthful as they can, for as long as possible. But in order to lead an active lifestyle in your retirement, you have to plan for it.
Homeowners associations—HOAs—are, in effect, local governments for active retirement communities. You should make sure the HOA is a good one before buying into any community, because their influence can make or break your retirement.
It’s tough not to be overstressed these days. With all the roles we play every day, it’s only logical that we’d feel overworked and overwhelmed most of the time. But have you ever considered the possibility that you like being stressed out?
For longtime city dwellers, moving into a retirement community in a small town can come as a bit of a shock. But it needn't: small-town America is still going strong, and many modern developments have rendered the feeling of isolation a thing of the past.
Most of the seniors thinking about moving into an active retirement community have been through the process of buying a home before. Still, there may some aspects of choosing a 55+ community that may be new to them...so here are 7 things to consider.
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.
You’ve probably already noticed that almost everything that is meant to be funny has the same basic premise: Things Go Wrong. Comedy comes from life not working out the way we want it to. I think that’s beautiful.
Active retirement communities are more than a collection of homes protected by an age-restricting gate: they're more like resorts, catering to the lifestyle desires of their residents. Because "retired" and "active" are no longer considered opposites.
So you’ve decided that life in an active retirement community is for you. Congratulations...but you’re still faced with the problem of finding the right community. How do you go about doing that? Here’s how you can find the ideal new home, in 7 steps.