Category: General

Once A Dream; Now A Reality: Maintenance Free Living

by Mary on April 1st, 2018

One of the biggest complaints about homeownership is the upkeep and maintenance. It’s easy to see why some people turn renting to have fewer responsibilities. When you can outsource the stress of keeping everything in proper working order over to a landlord, it can feel less stressful.

You don’t have to give up owning a home in favor of fewer…


Spa-Living in 55+ Communities

by Mary on March 27th, 2018

You’ve worked hard to get here. It’s time to treat yourself. After all, surviving the workforce warrants some serious R&R. Living in a high-end 55+ community will give…


Blurring the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor Living

by Al Stevens on January 5th, 2018

Open-concept just got a whole new meaning. Demand for homes with indoor living areas that flow seamlessly into the outdoors is on the rise—and this trend is changing the…


Friends After 50: Socializing & the Art of the “Hang Out”

by Mary on December 5th, 2017

Let’s face it: making friends as an adult is hard. And making friends when you move into a 55+ community? Totally intimidating. Being the proverbial new kid on the…


The Neighborly Factor: Ditching Noise Complaints & Nosy Neighbors

by Mary on August 2nd, 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 gets…


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!…


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…


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…


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…


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…