Category: Active Adult Living
It's report card time for the retirement residence industry! Comfort Life's 2011/12 annual guide to the best retirement communities across Canada is out! Find Canada's Best Retirement Communities in your neighbourhood.
Staying active in some capacity throughout your retirement years is a very common trend for adults who are 55 or older. With so many opportunities to stay active physically and or mentally, there really is a sport, event or activity that can be enjoyed by the vast majority of people. And there are great benefits for individuals seeking to remain active within their community and through different organizations.
Making the decision to move into a retirement community is usually a difficult one to make for retirees and for their families. Even more difficult, is the laborious process of visiting and evaluating the many different retirement communities and trying to decide which one is for you! They all look great and have various levels of services and facilities that its very easy to get caught up in the glitter and gold.
"Living at home is free, why move?" is the most common mindset when seniors are asked about the option of moving to a retirement community. But is aging at home really free? With the unforeseen costs of in-home care assistance, home retro fitting or transportation assistance, many retirees may not realize that aging at home is not as "free" as believed especially if unanticipated health issues were to arise.
Here are a few considerations if you or an older member of the family is trying to decide whether or not it’s the right time to sell the family home.
Its no surprise that in light of the increasing divorce rate amongst new retirees and the younger seniors, (see last weeks news-round-up), that there is also an increase in the amount of seniors hitting the dating scene again. With that flood gate open, we've seen a lot of new services and resources available to help seniors prepare for date night!
If your home is no longer working for you and not matching your health and mobility situation, then have the courage and conviction to make your move now. Enjoy the rest of your years in safety and comfort, in an environment that better suits your needs.
Today we launch a new feature in The Pulse of Comfort Life blog: Story of the month. This is the post that garnered the greatest response from you, our readers. It's a post that was so popular and useful, that it is worth looking at again. This month, that post is this one.
Active adult living is an emerging trend in retirement communities, which allows residents to live independently and receive services when they want or need them.
VIDEO: Wondering what life in a retirement community is really like? Residents tell you all about it in Seniors on Screen!
VIDEO: To find the best retirement home you need to know what questions to ask and what the homes offer. Check out this expert advice.
Wondering how to choose the best retirement community or confused about home care basics? Check out the Retirement Living Guide eBook!
This is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about downsizing your house, including tips and advice for staying in control and making money along the way! Read more...
Have preconceptions about retirement that are preventing you from starting to plan ahead? Consider these top questions and ideas as you prepare your move. Read more...
Thinking about home care? Considering whether you would prefer to live at home or in a retirement community? We have some advice that might help! Read more...
Volunteering at a seniors home is one of the most rewarding things you'll ever experience. Here's what you can do and how to sign up!
If you're thinking about moving into retirement community, this is your must-read checklist for finding out all the exclusive details that matter the most to you! Read more...
There are lots of benefits for seniors who take special interest courses including good mental and physical health, community involvement, having fun and learning new things. Read more...
Here are four great active adult living homes in British Columbia. Read more...