April 5 2019
Retirement doesn’t have to be scary. It should be something you look forward to with joy. As you plan to transition into this new phase of life, here are a few things to consider to help lead you to a happy retirement.
Invest in your health. Many seniors worry more about their health than their wealth. Take the time to get some exercise, such as going on regular walks in the park or on a treadmill at home. Research shows that fast walking can help prevent dementia, depression, and shorter lifespans. If you smoke, or drink alcohol excessively, find programs to help you quit. Choose foods that are healthy, and keep goodies on the menu, but in moderation.
Pinch pennies without pain. Saving money doesn’t need to be painful. Here are a few simple ways to pinch pennies that won’t hurt a bit.
• Review all insurance coverage and drop any insurance that you no longer need.
• Take a safe driving course to receive a discount on your auto insurance rates.
• Make use of off-peak deals, such as mid-week hotel stays and early-bird meal specials.
• Keep your eye out for senior discounts. They’re everywhere, and the money they save really adds up.
Head for a retirement community. When you’re ready to retire, relocate to a place that supports the retirement lifestyle. Many active adults sell their homes and move into a retirement community that has everything they need to continue their fun-loving life. A sense of purpose and meaning can be tough to find when you sit at home alone all day, but having people in your community who share your interests at this life-stage can bring you a sense of camaraderie that’s hard to find elsewhere.
Get out and find free activities. Getting out and about is important in retirement. Take advantage of all the free activities the world has to offer you. As an active adult after retirement, you no longer have to punch the clock. Spend your time discovering free activities in your area, such as movie and game nights at local libraries. Explore town parks and gardens. Volunteer with senior organizations. Do all of those things you dreamed about doing when you were sitting behind a desk.
A Great Retirement Community With Great Activities
Speaking of free activities, we make them even easier to find. We offer a calendar full of events to meet the interests of all our retirement community residents. From social activities for those who like to stay low-key, to physical activities for the active adult, we have it all. Any off-site activities are easily accessible through our complimentary transportation service--you don’t even have to spend your money to get there.
Living well doesn’t have to mean staying home and watching your bank account when so many wonderful opportunities are waiting for you. These simple suggestions can help the active adult enjoy their life and still have money in the bank.