Moving can be an exciting time. It’s the perfect opportunity to start fresh and make a big change in your life. The moving process is a big undertaking, however, and it can be even more overwhelming when it involves relocating to a new state. There are a lot of things to keep in mind and to plan in preparation for your move. Not only do you need to figure out what and how to pack or donate and how to pay for the moving van, but you will also need to know how to update your car registration and driver’s license, properly file taxes, and change your address. Here are some things to keep in mind to make this big move easier.
In times like these, it’s important to have a community of friends and family close by for support. A close-knit community should be sought above all else. Cultivating meaningful relationships may be different right now due to social distancing, especially for people who identify as introverts.
Despite the stigma around growing old, turning 55 opens up a wide variety of opportunities and benefits not available until now. You’ve lived and learned and contributed to society for your entire adult life, and now it’s time to reap the rewards!
If you are a new empty nester or perhaps recently retired, one of the last things you may want to do is be responsible for a pet. However, there are several benefits to owning a pet: a constant loving companion, increased exercise, improved overall health, and reduced stress.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is at the forefront of the news, conversations, and minds across the world right now. In a few short months, this virus has traveled across the globe at record speed and now, it’s up to our communities to help flatten the curve and protect the more vulnerable.
Maintaining a close group of friends as you age can be difficult. Something that starts off as easily as knocking on a front door asking if so-and-so can go play can turn into scheduling dinner with a friend three weeks in advance—and then rescheduling two times. As interests change and people move on in their lives, friendships tend to go by the wayside in favor of jobs, kids, and family.
Are you a recent empty nester wondering what you’ll do with all the extra space in your current home, or are you simply tired of shoveling your long driveway in the winter? Maybe it’s been several years since your kids moved out and on with their own lives, and you feel lonely or out of place in your current neighborhood without them.
You found your dream home, settled in, and suddenly, 25 years (or more) have passed! Your life is dramatically different now, and you want a home that reflects it. As any veteran homeowner knows, there’s one major obstacle standing between you and your dream home: applying for the mortgage. Don’t worry, though! It’s just like riding a bike—and you don’t even need a helmet.
It's the moment you've been dreading: packing. You've spent years in your home collecting memories and belongings, and now you're faced with the task of boxing them up. Packing can be a really daunting process, but there are ways to make it easier for yourself and your family. Check out these time-saving tips.
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You’re enjoying the golden years of your life. With an empty nest, you have plenty of time and energy for all the activities you love. When it comes to settling into the home of your dreams, choosing an active adult community comes with many benefits. Here are a just a few ways this lifestyle choice can help you make the most of these years.