Archive: August 2010

    by Susan Quilty on August 30th, 20101 Comment

    Today’s singles have more options when it comes to meeting someone new. Instead of relying on friends and family members for match-ups, or hoping for chance meetings, Baby Boomers can turn to the Internet to search for their own ideal match. Online dating and singles clubs are growing in popularity among active adults in search of that someone special.

    by Susan Quilty on August 27th, 2010No Comments

    Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that has found its way into our modern, American lifestyles. This highly adaptive practice offers a wealth of benefits, including increased strength, flexibility and mental clarity. With so many benefits, its no wonder that active adult communities throughout the country have embraced yoga programs.

    by Susan Quilty on August 25th, 2010No Comments

    Labor Day is the perfect holiday for a big end-of-summer get-together, and barbecues are generally the party of choice. A successful barbecue combines great food, close friends and good times. Whether hosting the bash in your backyard, gathering the neighbors for a block party, or taking part in a community potluck, the following tips will help you make the most of your Labor Day celebration.

    by Susan Quilty on August 23rd, 20102 Comments

    Delaware may only make up a short stretch of America’s East Coast, but this tiny state boasts three popular summer destinations: Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. Though residents in neighboring states have discovered the joy of Delaware’s beach resorts, many active adults around the country may not be familiar with these lesser known summer destinations.

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    by Susan Quilty on August 20th, 2010No Comments

    Flexibility, strength and mental clarity are all important elements of golf. They are also three of the benefits achieved through regular yoga practice. Given this, its no wonder that yoga is becoming a popular form of golf fitness training. Today it's easier than ever to start a yoga routine thanks to its surge in popularity. Yoga classes can be found at gyms, through local park district programs and at active adult communities.

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    by Susan Quilty on August 18th, 2010No Comments

    Though mainstream media may have us believe that MMORPGs are entirely populated by players under the age of 30, reality tells a different story. Instead of neatly fitting into a particular mold, gamers are a cross section of society. Today’s gamers come from all walks of life and play games across a range of platforms. They include teenagers, young adults, thirty-somethings, and even Baby Boomers.

    by Susan Quilty on August 16th, 20103 Comments

    For many active adults, Green building practices are an important part of choosing an age-restricted community. These environmentally-friendly practices often reduce energy consumption, which is good for the environment and good for the household budget. In recent years, developers have offered an increasing number of energy-saving options, including the very recent addition of solar power roof tiles.

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    Though often considered a luxury spa treatment, massage therapy offers many health benefits. It relaxes the mind and body, reduces stress, boosts the immune system, and can even help manage anxiety and depression. The many benefits of massage are ideal for active adults. There are several types of massage available, each with its own particular style and focus.
    Retirement once conjured images of rocking on the front porch, knitting and playing chess. Today’s retirees are a bit more adventurous, taking up more daring feats such as mountain climbing and even skydiving. They know how to relax and they know how to play hard. Some retirees are even making news with their active adventures.
    When it comes to visiting casinos, many people turn to Las Vegas or Atlantic City. Yet this overlooks one of the country’s great vacation spots. Known as “The Biggest Little City in the World”, the city of Reno offers an ideal destination for those who want to gamble in a more low-key setting. Retirees looking for active adult living in a vibrant, yet relaxing, town will appreciate the atmosphere of Reno.

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