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    by Karl Schuster on October 24th, 2017No Comments

    A night spent at the theater is a night spent immersed in a great performance free from the distractions of mobile phones, social media, and TV. It is, unfortunately, an all-too-rare pleasure for most in today’s fast-paced, constantly connected world. With retirement comes the precious commodity of free time that allows ample opportunity to take in a show.
    Retirement is the perfect time for Baby Boomers to pick up a new hobby or fulfill a lifelong dream that had been put on hold. Some active adults spend their days playing golf or tennis while others finally have the chance to invest in that motorcycle they’ve always dreamed about. Now that the kids are all grown up and you’ve saved enough money for your retirement, it may be the right time to buy that Harley you’ve always had your eye on. Luckily, active adults who have a passion for motorcycles will also fit right in at their 55+ community, because many of these communities have motorcycle clubs and social groups that cater to this hobby. If you’re looking for other “wild hogs” then check out these great active adult communities for motorcycle enthusiasts.

    by Mayra Rocha on May 30th, 2017No Comments

    Active adult communities come in all shapes and sizes from the small and intimate enclave to the massive master-planned development. While you may think all of the world-class amenities and activities are only found at the large communities, the small communities also have something big to offer its residents. Check out some of these small and charming 55+ communities that offer a big lifestyle that keeps homeowners active, entertained, and socially engaged.

    by Mayra Rocha on March 24th, 2017No Comments

    Retirees often look for their version of the perfect retirement destination based on their wants and needs. Some active adults search for areas that have warmer climates, outdoor recreation, low cost of living, or top-notch medical facilities. But what if your passion is gambling? Luckily, there are plenty of places where Boomers can retire that are near some of the best spots for gambling. From the popular Las Vegas Strip to the bright lights of Atlantic City, check out these places to retire if you love to gamble.

    by Elliot Crumpley on December 3rd, 20161 Comment

    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.

    by Elliot Crumpley on November 26th, 2016No 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.

    by Mayra Rocha on November 18th, 20164 Comments

    A major draw for Baby Boomers moving into retirement communities is the active lifestyle and social environment. With countless resort-style amenities, abundant social clubs, and the assistance of onsite activity directors, there’s never a dull moment in these vibrant communities. That’s why many active adult communities are perfect for retirees who want to mingle with neighbors, build lifelong friends, explore new hobbies, and join special interest groups or clubs. It’s not unusual for these communities to offer a diverse selection of social clubs that Boomers can choose from that cater to their individual interests.

    by Elliot Crumpley on November 12th, 2016No Comments

    Staying fit as a senior can not only provide added health benefits such as stronger muscles and better mental health, it can also help battle diseases and improve your immune system. There are obviously many benefits that come with working out at an older age, but sometimes you just want to exercise at home without going outside or making a trek over to the gym. When home exercises are executed safely and correctly, you can enjoy working out independently while saving money on a gym membership. For those who have a busy schedule, you can also enjoy the convenience of exercising in your own home whenever you want. Seniors can even learn to have a good time during their workouts by inviting family members into the mix! Here are four fun exercises to add onto your daily routine so that you can stay fit.

    by Mayra Rocha on November 10th, 2016No Comments

    Today’s Baby Boomers are more active than ever so it’s no surprise to see them searching for an ideal retirement destination that caters to their vibrant lifestyle. According to data from the National Household Travel Survey, biking rates among people between the ages of 60 and 79 are on the rise. Not only is getting around on two wheels better for the environment, it’s also a healthier and affordable option for many retirees. With more retirees ditching their cars and replacing them with bicycles, their search for a bike-friendly retirement town may be challenging. Luckily, there are plenty of cities across the country implementing better bicycle infrastructures to meet the growing demand of the biking population, which includes active adults. Some of these great cycling cities not only offer miles of designated bike lanes, bicycle-sharing programs, and facilities but they are also perfect for Boomers seeking a safe and active retirement location. So if you’re ready to get rid of your four-wheel vehicle then hop on a bicycle to cruise through these bike-friendly retirement destinations listed in no particular order.

    by Elliot Crumpley on October 22nd, 20163 Comments

    Summer is over, but that doesn't mean that fun in the sun needs to come to an end. In fact, it's easy to argue that autumn is the very best time to enjoy the great outdoors. With the heat of summer past, but before the frigid winter cold has settled in, fall is the perfect compromise. Plus, it tends to be a bit drier (and less muddy) than the spring! If you're looking for some perfect ways to take advantage of fresh air before you'll need to bundle up to do so, here are five fantastic ideas.

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