Archive: April 2010

    California’s beautiful wine country has long been a favorite vacation spot, and some active adults long to call Napa Valley home. How can visitors make the most of their time while touring Napa Valley’s wineries? Are there any drawbacks to living in such a beautiful haven?

    by Susan Quilty on April 28th, 20106 Comments

    When heading toward retirement, savvy active adults begin looking for ways to stretch their savings. Choosing a tax friendly state as a retirement destination is a smart way to make the most of a fixed income, yet finding the best location can take a bit of research.

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    Active adult communities range from intimate neighborhoods to sprawling resorts, but The Villages is in a class of its own. Though this sizable Florida town began in 1978 as a small neighborhood, The Villages will contain approximately 75,000 homes upon completion. What’s more, this impressive age-restricted community spans three counties, three zip codes and over 20,000 acres.

    by Susan Quilty on April 23rd, 2010No Comments

    Millions of active adults suffer from varying degrees of arthritis, and conflicting as it may seem, activity may be both a cause and part of the treatment. While there is no actual cure for arthritis, the subsequent pain can often be lessened with certain lifestyle changes. Active adult communities offer many support options when it comes to this very common affliction.

    by Susan Quilty on April 21st, 2010No Comments

    Whether you are approaching retirement or have already retired, you may be considering starting a second career. Many Americans in their 40s, 50s, or even their 60s, reach a point in their lives where they feel like it is time to take on a new challenge. However, the idea of starting at the beginning all over again can be intimidating. Consider the following steps when exploring a second career.

    by Susan Quilty on April 19th, 20102 Comments

    As Baby Boomers join the ranks of retirees, many charitable organizations have recognized this generation’s volunteerism potential. With approximately 77 million babies born during the Boom era (1946-1964), this group is often touted as the single largest, most well-educated generation to date. Studies have also shown that Baby Boomers also have a penchant for volunteerism, which is greatly in need during this tough economic period.

    by Susan Quilty on April 16th, 20101 Comment

    Though Nevada may not be as popular as Florida or Arizona when it comes to choosing a retirement destination, savvy buyers may want to give Las Vegas a closer look. With low taxes, affordable housing and plenty of popular attractions, it’s no wonder that Las Vegas and its surrounding areas are gaining popularity among active adult community builders.

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    Del Webb, the most well-known name in active adult communities, is making some exciting changes in the Sunshine State. With an eye toward Florida’s status as a key retirement state, Del Webb’s latest plans will further enhance the area’s appeal to active adults. These plans include four specific active adult communities: Southshore Falls, La Cresta by Del Webb, Del Webb Ave Maria, and Riverwood at Nocatee.
    While active adult communities are all designed to support an active lifestyle, there are many variations from one community to the next. Some active adult communities are sprawling, resort-style locations while others provide more intimate neighborhoods. Each community has its own draw, whether it’s a championship golf course, active tennis facility, or a cozy clubhouse with a variety of social clubs. While a search for a new home is a personal experience, there are some similar steps that potential buyers take along the way.
    Active adults know that a healthy diet fuels an active lifestyle. Cooking clubs at active adult communities give members a place to exchange recipes and learn about healthy cooking techniques together. Many active adult communities also offer cooking classes and demonstration kitchens as well.

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