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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Many Boomers Turning to Smart Homes

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Active adult communities may not be for everyone. Some retirees instead prefer to find the perfect house for their needs and lifestyle. If the ideal retirement home cannot be found in one’s community of choice or the possibility of creating a personalized home is too appealing to ignore, many tur

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Florida: A Retirement Tradition

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Florida is the number one retirement destination in the United States. It is estimated that over 400,000 retirees flocked to Florida retirement communities in 2005, which was triple the number of people who moved to Arizona and California. In fact, 17 of the top 25 counties for retirement in the U.

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Elderhostels: A New Adventure Awaits

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If the term elder hostel brings to mind a bunch of gray-haired hippies wandering around Europe, sleeping in questionable accommodations and lugging a backpack, you are behind the times. Today’s elder hostels are well-planned, well-organized educational and cultural opportunities especially develo

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Colorado: An Active Adult Playground

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From the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains and everywhere in between, Colorado has something for nearly any retiree seeking the best place to retire. Offering great skiing, hiking, camping, golfing and fishing, Colorado is a playground for active adults. The extreme variation in Colorado’s clim

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Working after Retirement

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There comes a time in just about every retired person’s life when they have gotten all those projects done that were on the list to do “when I have the time,” they have enjoyed those long, leisurely mornings over coffee and the newspaper, they have done all the traveling that they

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