10 Popular Games for Active Adults

by Bill Ness on October 24, 2014

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Card games are a popular pastime for active adults to enjoy while spending time with friends.

As kids begin to leave the nest, active adults find time to rediscover hobbies and spend time with their friends. The retirement years make it even easier to enjoy a wide range of games, including those that stimulate your mind and keep you feeling young. If you’re looking for a new pastime, here are 10 games to consider. [click to continue…]



Heritage Village IV is an enchanting 55+ community within the larger master-planned Scottsdale Ranch.

As an enclave within the larger Scottsdale Ranch community, Heritage Village IV offers a tranquil retreat for active adults aged 55 or better. This lovely Arizona community has just 162 homes, yet its residents enjoy their own private clubhouse, as well as the resort-style amenities in Scottsdale Ranch. [click to continue…]



Robson Ranch Texas is a highly-acclaimed Denton lifestyle community offering amazing amenities.

From traditional rodeos and live music festivals to charming shopping districts and local restaurants, Denton, Texas, has something to offer nearly any visitor. Active adults may especially love a visit to this diverse city, and those who choose to stay can find beautiful homes in amenity-rich communities. [click to continue…]


Del Webb Orlando – Exceptional Resort Living for Florida Active Adults

October 21, 2014

Located in beautiful Davenport, Florida, Del Webb Orlando offers a scenic retreat for active adults aged 55 or better. This lovely community features a wide range of indoor and outdoor amenities, while social clubs and special-interest groups make it easy for residents to get to know their neighbors.

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10 Fall-Tastic Midwestern Active Adult Communities

October 20, 2014

This time of year, vibrant fall foliage paints a brilliant backdrop throughout the Midwest. Active adults who enjoy the changing seasons may find their ideal home in this regional setting. Here are just 10 beautiful midwestern active adult communities to start your search.

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Heritage Todd Creek – Colorado Active Adult Golf Living with Stunning Rocky Mountain Views

October 18, 2014

Developed by Lennar Homes, Heritage Todd Creek is an impressive community set in the beautiful suburbs of Denver, Colorado. This community is open to residents as young as age 45 and it features an exiting line-up of amenities designed to support a healthy, active adult lifestyle. Highlights of the community include a spacious clubhouse, swimming pools, sports courts and an 18-hole championship golf course.

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How to Make the Most of Your Senior Discount

October 17, 2014

Whether you are already retired or planning to retire soon, you may be looking for ways to cut your expenses and make the most of your savings. Fortunately, there are many ways to save money just by getting older. Many senior benefits begin at age 50, and even more show up after you reach other milestone years like 55, 60 or 62. So how do you make the most of your senior discount?

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Heritage at Lakeside – Active Adult Living with Waterfront Views in Northern California

October 16, 2014

Active adults who want a smaller, more intimate community in Northern California won’t want to miss the beautiful homes in Heritage at Lakeside. Designed for residents aged 55 or better, this lovely community has just 284 single-family homes, yet it also features an inviting clubhouse where residents can mingle with neighbors or make use of the exciting amenities.

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Consider Central Arkansas for a Tranquil Retirement

October 15, 2014

With a pleasant climate, natural beauty and a low cost of living, Central Arkansas can be an ideal place for a tranquil retirement. The area features Little Rock, the state’s capital city, as well as a number of appealing active adult communities. Those interested in the area can plan a pleasant vacation to discover its unique attractions including the scenic Arkansas River Trail, the Clinton Presidential Center and the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.

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Dreamland Villa – Affordable and Appealing Active Adult Living Near Phoenix

October 14, 2014

Set in Mesa, Arizona, Dreamland Villa is a well-established community which features affordable homes and appealing amenities for active adults aged 55 or better. The community offers two clubhouses and a 9-hole public golf course. Its prime location also puts residents within 30 minutes of all the attractions in nearby Phoenix.

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20 Great Websites for Retirement News, Advice and Trends

October 13, 2014

Just as we work hard to make 55Places.com the best resource for finding active adult communities, there are a lot of great websites which offer helpful advice for other aspects of retirement living. From finance and taxes to travel and volunteering, here are 20 great websites that will help you get the most from your retirement years.

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Del Webb at Mirehaven – A New Active Adult Community Coming Soon to New Mexico

October 11, 2014

Active adults in Northern New Mexico can look forward to checking out the first Del Webb 55+ community in the Albuquerque area: Del Webb at Mirehaven. This beautiful community will offer sweeping mountain views, low-maintenance single-family homes and a recreation center with an appealing line-up of indoor and outdoor amenities.

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Pickleball – All The Rage at Active Adult Communities

October 10, 2014

Pickleball is a game designed for players of all ages, yet it is particularly appealing for older active adults. The game is somewhat similar to tennis, yet its small court and light paddles take some of the strain out of the sport. Players can enjoy an active game without having to run too fast or risk a bout of tennis elbow.

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Timber Greens – Affordable Active Adult Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast

October 9, 2014

With less than 800 homes, Timber Greens is a comfortably sized community with a beautiful location in Florida’s Tampa Bay area. The community features a country club setting with an 18-hole golf course, yet its homes are affordable for most active adult homebuyers.

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How to Choose a Las Vegas Retirement Retreat – Sun City Summerlin vs. Sun City Anthem

October 8, 2014

With a beautiful climate and world-class entertainment, Southern Nevada’s Las Vegas area offers a popular retreat for active adult retirees. The area is known for its sunny days, retirement-friendly taxes, reasonable cost of living and, of course, the spectacular Las Vegas Strip. It’s also home to two popular active adult communities: Sun City Summerlin and Sun City Anthem.

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