Finding the One (Again): Dating in 55+ Communities

by Mary on July 4th, 2017

When you picture a 55+ community you may think of a bunch of happy long-term couples out playing golf together in the sunshine. But that’s not always the case! Fifty-five plus communities are filled with single people as well, and offer a ton of opportunities for singles to meet each other, make friends and even fall in love.

Why love…

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How to Choose the Best 55+ Community for You

by Mary on July 4th, 2017

Chances are you’ve thought about the basics of what you want in a 55+ community—proximity to family, cost of living, weather—but have you considered exactly what you…

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Self Care & Retirement

by Mary on June 5th, 2017

All your working life you’ve kept an eye on the prize: retirement. Maybe you were picturing long days painting with watercolors or growing a victory garden. Or maybe you…

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Mapping Your Retirement: Where Do You Want to Retire?

by Mary on June 4th, 2017

There’s a lot to consider when choosing where you want to retire. Whether you’re considering living on your own or in a 55+ community, the question of where you…

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Too Close for Comfort: The Importance of Establishing Your Own Space

by Mary on May 24th, 2017

There’s a time-honored joke that one spouse has to actively keep from killing the other when they retire. After years of having separate routines and delineated, individual spaces, to…

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Staying Fit After 55: Don’t Be a Couch-Potato

by Mary on May 16th, 2017

The stereotypical vision of a retiree sitting in the plush recliner, vegging out in front of the television is not only unhealthy, it’s inaccurate. More and more folks at…

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Venture Out: Built-In Group Trips / Excursions

by Mary on April 14th, 2017

One of the major perks of a 55+ community is the active lifestyle they promote–and you don’t have to leave home to get it! After all, what’s not to…

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Picking up a Hobby in Retirement

by Emily on April 6th, 2017

Let’s face it: we all need alone time. Picking up a retirement hobby is a perfect solution.

Sometimes the concept of going to this game night on Tuesdays or that swim…

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Getting Crafty: Discover the Joy of Arts and Crafts

by Mary on March 17th, 2017

Arts and crafts may inspire fear in many self-diagnosed creatively-challenged folks, but the truth is, the fun and relaxation to be had is not dependent on skill. Your local…

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Ditch the Clutter and Downsize Your Life

by Mary on March 17th, 2017

Most people downsize when they approach retirement age, especially if they’re going to move into an apartment or condo. This is a time to let go of “stuff,” not…

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Pets and Retirement: The Warmth of a Cold Nose:

by Mary on March 17th, 2017

Pets bring joy and comfort into our homes and our lives at any stage of the game. Why should retirement be any different? If you don’t have a pet,…

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Safe & Sound – The Security of a 55+ Community

by Emily on March 2nd, 2017

There’s no doubt that feeling safe at home and in your neighborhood is one of the most important things for all people, no matter their age or where they…

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Retirement Has Changed

by Mary on February 23rd, 2017

Today’s retirement can look very different than it did for the generation that retired thirty years ago. With most people retiring later, living longer, and easing into semi-retirement, these…

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2017 Scams and Fraud Trends to Watch Out For

by Mary on February 22nd, 2017

New year, new and improved scams. In 2017 watch out for the usual fraudulent tricksters to employ new techniques, because the bad guys are always improving their craft. Prepare…

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Five Fiction Books to Curl Up with This Winter

by Mary on February 21st, 2017

The perfect winter day? You, a comfy spot in front of a warm fire and read good books. It’s tough to beat getting cozy with a compelling read while…

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Stretches to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

by Mary on February 14th, 2017

Mull this over tonight while you’re counting sheep: 68% of Americans in a Consumer Reports survey said they have trouble falling or staying asleep at least once a week….

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Fabulous Festivals Near Taylor Morrison Communities in Texas

by Mary on February 13th, 2017

Get out your calendar and prepare to have some fun. Festivals galore enliven cities throughout the U.S., and areas surrounding our Taylor Morrison communities celebrate some of the best….

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The Neighborly Factor: Ditching Noise Complaints & Nosy Neighbors

by Emily on February 9th, 2017

There are a lot of pros to a 55+ community, mainly a fabulous sense of community and tons to do. But what do you do when someone…

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Volunteering: Is it Your Turn to Give Back to the World?

by Mary on January 29th, 2017

It’s one of those things many of us think about, but may need a nudge to follow through on: volunteering. You may be at a point in life where…

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Banish the Clutter: Ideas for Storing Things Around the House

by Mary on January 22nd, 2017

Clutter. We love our stuff. What we hate is when our stuff somehow becomes clutter. We keep things “just in case,” put keepsakes away and forget about them, stack…

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Try Something New, Different and Fun in 2017

by Mary on January 15th, 2017

If you’re someone who makes New Year’s resolutions, be sure to leave room on your list for some new adventures. Make 2017 the year you try something new and…

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Get Warm This Winter at a Sunny Vacation Getaway

by Mary on January 8th, 2017

The weather outside might be frightful, but there are plenty of wintertime destinations that will warm you up nicely. From pricey to affordable, cold weather vacation getaways can improve…

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New Year, New You, New Home for 2017

by Al Stevens on December 30th, 2016

There’s no better time to start with a new home than in the new year.  Dust off the old, and in with the new. Resolutions are everywhere. Why not…

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Have a Holiday Bake-Off in Your New Taylor Morrison Kitchen

by Al Stevens on December 16th, 2016

Here you are in your most beautiful Taylor Morrison home with a wow-factor, state-of-the-art kitchen. Brand new stainless appliances abound, more countertop space than the eye can see, exceptional…

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Get Your Fun On for The Holidays in and Around Denver

by Emily on December 8th, 2016

If you are one of the lucky residents to live at Skyestone, then you know you are #thisclose to Denver, a fun, exciting and happening city that…

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We Survived Despite Our Grandparents Bad Habits and Lack of Digital Cable

by Emily on December 6th, 2016

Here you are. You never thought you’d really be here. Yep, you’re 55-plus, give or take. You can hardly believe it. It went THAT fast. It’s just about that…

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Retirement Is the New Beginning

by Emily on December 5th, 2016

In life most people will work until they get to start over in that next phase of life … retirement.

Retirement

That word. Retirement. #Badword. It somehow evokes old people with…

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Your New Home for the Holidays is Where Family Comes Together

by Emily on December 2nd, 2016

You’ve moved into a brand-new Taylor Morrison home in a spectacular 55-plus community, with all the trimmings. You have a wonderful new daughter-in-law and want to find…

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Get Out There to Listen to Some of the Best Music Austin Has to Offer

by Emily on December 1st, 2016

Your Taylor Morrison dream home is in the heart of music country — Austin. Long known for its dynamic music scene, you can find a venue and listen to…

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Happy Holidays!? De-stress the Most Stressful Season of the Year

by Mary on November 25th, 2016

Do you have a love-hate relationship with the holidays? Many of us do. We may appreciate what they celebrate, we may love being with family, we may even enjoy…

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Try the New Trends in Holiday Decorations

by Mary on November 25th, 2016

It’s that time of the year again, when the holiday decorations come out of storage to help set the tone and put us in a festive mood. If you…

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Thanksgiving Recipes Made Healthy and Delicious

by Mary on November 17th, 2016

Let’s be honest, Thanksgiving can be a perfect pairing of stressful and fulfilling. Between getting the meal to come together at the right time and managing the varying tastes…

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Avoid the Crowds: Do Something Different on Black Friday

by Mary on November 17th, 2016

Are you one of the many who has had your fill of Black Friday – the early morning crowds, the fight over merchandise that will probably go on sale…

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Encore Careers: Working Beyond 65

by Mary on November 4th, 2016

Seems like it used to be that retirement couldn’t come soon enough. But now? More than ever, older Americans are choosing to work beyond age 65. In fact, thanks…

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Bocce Ball — Get Outside and Play

by Mary on October 28th, 2016

Get Out and Play: Join the Growing Bocce Ball Craze

A game that dates back to at least the early Romans, Bocce Ball has grown as a sport in the…

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Food for Thought: Eat to Boost Your Brainpower

by Mary on October 23rd, 2016

They’re called ‘superfoods’, foods that are extra good for the body. Add them to your diet to help maintain a healthy brain for the rest of your life. Research…

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Exotic Off-Season Destinations

by Mary on October 23rd, 2016

Exotic Off-Season Destinations
If you want to do a travel vacation differently this year, consider traveling off-season. You can save money, avoid the crowds and go off the beaten path….

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5 Healthy & Delicious On-the-Go Snacks

by Mary on September 3rd, 2016

When you need a snack you can take with you, prepare these healthy, easy and delicious goodies for on-the-go. These make-ahead recipes give you something a little heartier than…

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Helpful Apps (for 55+)

by Mary on August 25th, 2016

App Appreciation: Helpful Apps for Everyday

These days, whatever you want to do, there’s probably an app for that. Helpful apps can assist with all kinds of things, from health…

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Declutter Your Life

by Emily on December 22nd, 2015

Retirement is often a time to refocus and restructure our lives. Whatever your plans moving forward, traveling, volunteering, visiting friends and family, or simply getting back to basics, one…

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How to Find Your Dream Home Post-Retirement

by Emily on December 17th, 2015

Getting older brings with it new chances for fun and adventure. For many, this includes finding the perfect, new home, one that checks all the boxes for style, comfort…

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Forming Friendships Past 50

by Emily on December 15th, 2015

Friendship, it’s one of the most important and rewarding parts of our lives, contributing to our health and our happiness everyday!

Interestingly, we sometimes have a more difficult time forging…

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Fit after Fifty-Five

by Emily on December 8th, 2015

We all know that exercise is important. With national health campaigns on television, gyms on every block, and exercise clothes becoming the new outerwear, the focus is definitely on…

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Finding Your Passion in Retirement

by Emily on December 3rd, 2015

What will you do in retirement?

The options are truly endless, and many new retirees find the abundance of choices too daunting to contemplate. Fortunately, experts on the subject are…

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Traveling in Retirement

by Emily on December 1st, 2015

Baby boomers across the United States have been packing their bags and hitting the road, traveling the globe and celebrating their newfound freedom.

From simple weekend excursions to trips across…

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