Top 4 Secrets from Pickleball Pros to Improve Your Game

Pickleball is fast becoming a popular sport amongst those who are 55+ and active.  One of the great things about pickleball is that Pickleball Tipsit can be played by any skill level from beginners up through expert.  Plus, since the ball moves at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and the court is smaller, it allows for more relaxed play.  Already play pickleball and looking for some tips?  Try these top 4 secrets from the pickleball pros to improve your game.

Forehand.  Make sure to position yourself so that you can use a forehand when returning a serve.  Your forehand is most likely your stronger stroke and will give you more accuracy and power.

Keep it up!  Keep your paddle up and ready to hit (around chest height).  This way you are ready to react to the ball much quicker and with a more fluid motion.

Anticipate.  Try to anticipate your opponent’s next moves and shots.  Watch the Continue reading

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Easy Easter Dinner

Easter is a great time of year to celebrate with family and friends but sometimes entertaining can be as stressful as it is fun.  Try Easter Dinnerthese easy Easter dinner ideas to help you have a great Easter this year.

Honey Glazed Carrots.  Not only is this is a fun “Easter Bunny” looking dish, it tastes great as well.  Take a pound of baby carrots with the stems still on (leave about two inches or so on), wash them and clean them up with a peeler, cook in a pot of boiling water for 5 to 6 minutes, drain, then sauté with 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.  Sprinkle on some pepper and parsley.  Salt to taste.  A beautiful and yummy Easter side dish.

Easter Ham.  This one is easy.  If you have a crock pot, add Continue reading

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10 Great Senior Discounts

Sometimes growing older can get you some pretty nice discounts.  Below are 10 great senior discounts, most of which you can get by just asking and showing proof of age.  But remember, this list is just a start. 10 Great Senior Discounts Be sure to ask anywhere you do business because you never know, there could be a discount in it for you.

National Park Service.  Explore the great outdoors for just $10 for a lifetime pass to over 2,000 national parks and federal recreation sites.  You can take a carload of people with you for free too.  Learn more here

Verizon 65 Plus Plan.  This is a great cell phone plan for those who don’t need a lot of minutes.  For under $30 you can 200 minutes on a basic phone (nonsmartphone).

Car Rental. Many rental car companies offer senior discounts as well which can really add up if you are renting for several days.  Save up to 30% off with Avis.  Learn more here.  With any car rental company make sure to ask for a discount before taking the keys, you might be surprised.

Hotels.  Major hotel chains offer 10-20% off at hotels like Continue reading

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Senior Mobile Home Living On A Fixed Income

Living on a fixed income is a reality for many of today’s retirees.  While it might sound like something that limits your ability to Senior Mobile Home Living On A Fixed Incomeenjoy your long awaited retirement, it does not have to be that way.  With these useful tips for senior mobile home living on a fixed income, you can have both the retirement you dreamed of while staying on track financially.

Downsize.  If your children are grown and you’re still trying to take care of a large home, think about downsizing.  The smaller home will cost less to heat and cool plus it may cost less for regular home maintenance and weekly housecleaning.  You might want to consider a 55+ manufactured home community where you can purchase a smaller home and enjoy the good life for less with access to community amenities such as a swimming pool or fitness center and planned activities with neighbors your same age.  Spend your new free time doing something you love and pursuing your passions instead of spending time maintaining a larger home.

Get Real.  Have a heart to heart with your finances.  Create a budget by looking at Continue reading

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Where to retire with the best weather

Where to retire with the best weatherYou don’t want to spend you retirement shoveling snow, braving a winter storm, or defrosting your windshield.  It’s time to worry less and enjoy life more, without the stress of bad winter weather to worry about.  We can recommend a few spots in the sunbelt where you can retire that have the best weather.

Florida.  With temperatures that average from lows in the 50s and highs in the 80s as well as sunny days over 70% of the year, Florida is an obvious choice for warm, sunny weather, especially during the winter months when northerners are counting the days until spring.  There are many wonderful areas in Florida where you can enjoy the warm winters and a beautiful setting.  Florida’s Gulf Coast is filled with beautiful beaches, outdoor recreational activities, wonderful cultural events, and native wildlife and preserves.  Continue reading

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Simple Home Décor Ideas

Now that the holidays are over and the decorations are back in storage, your manufactured home’s decor may feel a little less Simple Home Decor Ideasexciting.  If the thought of a complete redesign of your living room space. sounds like too much to take on, try these simple home décor ideas to liven things up a bit.

Declutter.  If you must have items out and sitting around, find attractive containers to put them inside.  For instance, a nice canister for your coffee or basket for your magazine addiction will house your items but also make the space more attractive.  Some items can even pull double duty.  That glass pitcher can hold flowers when not in use and a mixing bowl can hold fruit.  Maybe you’ll eat more fruit then too!

New Knobs.  Feel like your kitchen and bath could use an update?  Putting on new drawer pulls and knobs can add new life to your kitchen.  If you don’t have a lot to do, you can even spend a little more on them and find something truly unique. Continue reading

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