Category: General

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 a little too close and you just want some privacy?

First of all, if you know privacy is super important to you, consider a community with single family homes rather than…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…