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 enjoy 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
You 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
Now that the holidays are over and the decorations are back in storage, your manufactured home’s decor may feel a little less exciting. 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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Whether you are looking for cultural experiences, great food or recreational fun, Central Arizona has it all. Check out these great activities to enjoy in Central Arizona this winter.
Lower Salt River. Take an intertube picnic ride down the Lower Salt River. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you float by and enjoy time with friends!
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Located in Coolidge, AZ this historical gem has been standing for more than 625 years. It’s possibly one of the largest prehistoric structures built in North America and was built by the ancient Sonoran Desert people.
Take a Hike. Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction is a beautiful place to take an easy to moderate hike while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Catch one of the ranger led moonlight hikes and hike the Jacob’s Crosscut Trail, then finish up with a campfire and marshmallow roast. Continue reading
To stay active, keep your body fit, and stay flexible long into your “golden years”, you should regularly do some stretching exercises. Even just performing a few simple stretches, may help keep you limber and even improve your quality of life. Plus, you can look forward to continuing or increasing your range of motion and reduce pain while completing everyday tasks for years to come.
Stretching exercises can be even more important to those 55 and better that have had a surgery such as knee or hip surgery. Here are 3 stretches to stay active to get you started. (Of course, it is always best to check with your doctor before you start any type of exercise routine.)
Knee To Chest. Lie down on a flat surface and bring your knee to your chest to help strengthen your core, lower abdominal region, and also help with lower back tightness. Hold each stretch for 10 to 15 seconds and repeat on each leg about 10 times
Touch Your Toes. It sounds basic but this simple activity helps stretch your hamstring which is important since people who throw out their backs usually have tight hamstrings. Hold for Continue reading
When you live in a Florida Solstice community, there are so many amazing things to do right in your backyard that you’ll never have a dull moment. Check out these great Florida must see locations.
Antiquing. In Central Florida, check out the Antiques & Collectors Extravaganza in Mount Dora in scenic Lake County. This annual event is coming up on January 17, 18 and 19, 2014 & February 14, 15 and 16, 2014. Almost 1400 dealers come from across the USA to sell their items.
St. Augustine. Visit the historic city of St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, and climb the lighthouse stairs for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the fortified city and Atlantic Ocean. Inside the city, you can see welts in the fort walls where cannon balls struck during battle some three hundred years ago. Continue reading