Contributing Writer

Susan Quilty

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Susan Quilty wrote about active adult communities and 55+ lfestyle trends for 55places.com from 2009 to 2015. Susan also wrote extensively on active adult community overviews and regional overviews. Her writing on real estate, personal finance, and lifestyle has also appeared on WebMD, San Francisco Magazine, The Washington Post, and Hannaford Fresh Magazine. Beyond writing, Susan is a registered yoga teacher who has practiced yoga for over ten years. She is also the author of two novels, "The Insistence of Memory" and "To the Left of Death," with a new novel coming soon.

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  • The Villages of Citrus Hills is Florida Living at its Finest

    by Susan Quilty on January 5th, 2021

    With so many active adult communities in Florida, it's hard to find what feels like the right one. Here is an in-depth look at the amenities, lifestyle, and residences at The Villages of Citrus Hills.


  • Cost of Living Influences Retirement Location

    by Susan Quilty on September 3rd, 2020

    Cost of living is one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to relocating, but it's often overlooked. Fortunately, there are many tools and guides available online to help you compare a possible destination to your current location before making the decision to move.

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  • Crochet: A Popular Active Adult Hobby

    by Susan Quilty on May 11th, 2020

    Derived from the French term "crochet," meaning "small hook," this popular form of crafting involves using a crochet hook to weave together interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or other materials. Today, people of all ages are rediscovering the joy of crochet.


  • 6 Exercises to Replace Jogging

    by Susan Quilty on April 10th, 2020

    Many fitness-minded active adults constantly look for ways to stay active and healthy, including safe, low-impact exercises. While jogging seems to be a popular way to stay fit, it can damage joints. Here are six great exercises to replace jogging for active adults.

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  • Canadian Snowbirds: Tips for Extended Visits to the United States

    by Susan Quilty on April 9th, 2020

    Every winter, snowbirds flock from colder northern climates to warmer southern regions. While many of these retirees come from the northern United States, some of them hail from neighboring Canada. Though Canadian snowbirds share much in common with their American counterparts, crossing the border brings additional concerns.

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