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5 Great Apps for Calculating Your Golf Handicap

by Elliot Crumpley on No Comments

Thanks to these 5 applications, calculating your golf handicap has never been easier!

A golf handicap gives beginning golfers a level playing field when playing against more experienced golfers. The objective is to show the potential ability of each player, not the average ability, which is a common misconception about golf handicaps. Finding your handicap is based on an 18-hole course, the number of holes played, and the difficulty of the course. The handicap index is then calculated on the number of strokes per hole, finding an average and using a multiplier, which varies by the index used. The USGA Handicap Index® is necessary if you wish to enter tournaments. Following are five great apps for calculating your golf handicap in a snap.

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Voluntourism: What Is It and Should You Try Tt?

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You have heard of projects performed by volunteers in your community, city or state and may be a volunteer yourself. Organized voluntary citizens work with churches, civic organizations, corporations, and other groups to help those who are in need. Volunteers help build houses, with Habitat for Humanity, while others provide and administer vaccines for children in Africa, South America and other countries with a need. Voluntourism offers the opportunity to travel and volunteer at the same time and you need to know a few things before you try it.

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5 Popular Second Careers For Baby Boomers

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These are the 5 most popular second careers boomers decide to take up after retirement.

The Baby Boomer generation is generally said to begin in 1946 and as such, the earliest members of that generation are just beginning to retire. But whether it’s for financial reasons or for one of the many other joys that fulfilling employment can provide, many Baby boomers are coming out of retirement and into second careers. And while needing to have some sort of work during retirement is hardly a new trend, from needing the money or just needing to stay busy, active and socialized, the Baby Boomer generation has truly taken what could be just work in retirement and turned it into the art of embarking on life’s second careers. Here are five career paths that make excellent choices for the second time around.

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Best Communities If You Love Movies

by Mayra Rocha on No Comments

See which communities are the best for movie lovers.

If you prefer a movie marathon to running a marathon, then there is an active adult community for you. Some of the best active adult communities offer amenities that cater to movie lovers by offering movie nights, film clubs, and on-site theaters. From large communities offering state-of-the-art movie theaters with sound systems to smaller neighborhoods with media rooms and big screen TVs, these active adult communities are bringing dozens of residents together who love the silver screen.

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5 Health Benefits of Living Near the Mountains

by Elliot Crumpley on No Comments

From the “purple mountain majesties” of America the Beautiful to John Muir’s, “The Mountains Are Calling, it’s hardly a secret that the world’s peaks are both beautiful and inspiring. But what many don’t know is that mountain living is also extremely beneficial for one’s health. And there are some truly unexpected reasons why the body benefits from living in the hills. Here are five reasons why living in the mountains might just be one of the best choices you could ever make for your health.

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Community Spotlight on Colonial Heritage

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Lennar’s premier active adult community in historic Williamsburg, Virginia is the ideal retirement destination for Baby Boomers who are in search of resort-style living. Colonial Heritage, which was named one of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S. by Where to Retire Magazine in 2015, offers homeowners world-class amenities and elegant home designs set within a prime location that’s home to scenic parks, cultural attractions, and a vibrant downtown area.

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Hobbies That Keep You Young at Heart

by Elliot Crumpley on No Comments

Being young at heart enables you to see the humor in life and the ability push fear aside and try new things. This is as true at 65 as it is at 18 and staying young at heart has a positive effect on your overall health. Having a hobby that focuses your attention on an activity that you enjoy is another way to stay young at heart and gives you a common interest with others who participate in the same activities. The following are hobbies that will keep you healthy and provide hours of personal and physical satisfaction.

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How Mindfulness Can Help You Live Positively

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A rather new concept in Western civilization, ‘Mindfulness’ is an ancient practice found in a wide range of Eastern philosophies and incorporates elements of Taoism, Buddhism, and yoga. It is a method of bringing awareness to the present moment of your thoughts, feelings, sensations of your body, and your surrounding environment. Researchers have found that those who practice mindfulness can tune into the present moment instead of living in past regret and the what-ifs of the future, allowing them to live a more positive lifestyle.

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6 Low-Maintenance Pets

by Brandon Olafsson on No Comments

Many people find that when they have more time to spend, they can find companionship and appreciation in owning a pet. However, for those who don’t want to deal with the constant upkeep and and high energy handling of high-maintenance pets, there are several easier options to choose from. Making the decision to own a low-maintenance pet can yield several benefits such as improvements in mental health, stress, a healthier heart, and can even help seniors take better care of themselves. Here is a list of our top pets that don’t require too much time to care for, but are ideal for those looking for a new and interesting low-maintenance companion.

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What Do Active Adults Love About Their Communities?

by Samantha Reid on No Comments

What makes your active adult community the best in the country? We wanted to know, so we asked active adults all over the country to tell us why they love their 55+ community –– and as an added incentive, one of the respondents won a brand new tablet!

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