How to stay happy and active during the winter months

How to stay happy and active during the winter months

For many retirees, these are the months of the year when the magic happens: loved ones come from all over the country to visit and the house is filled with warm smiles and laughter and the smells of freshly-cooked food and spices.  However, the activities of a retiree...

How to prepare for moving to a retirement community

How to prepare for moving to a retirement community

While many retirees meet the idea of moving to a retirement community with enthusiasm, this is a difficult decision to make for a lot of people, usually due to emotional ties with their previous homes or because of misconceptions about what moving to a retirement...

What’s the cost of retirement?

What’s the cost of retirement?

Saving up for retirement is a constant concern for many Americans. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), more than 75% of Americans have retirement savings that fall short of conservative savings targets, and 21% aren’t saving at all....

Cary vs. Raleigh: where should you retire?

Cary vs. Raleigh: where should you retire?

The Triangle area in North Carolina comprises the Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Areas and the Henderson Micropolitan Statistical Area. Anchored by three major research universities -North Carolina State University, Duke University and...

How can you save money living in a 55+ Active Adult Community?

How can you save money living in a 55+ Active Adult Community?

Specialized care, a wide range of amenities, tailored recreation and home maintenance taken care of for you not only sound attractive, but they also sound expensive. Living in an Active Adult Community is often associated with high costs and numerous fees in exchange...

Tackling Home Projects for seniors

Retirement-Friendly Tackling Home Projects

For a lot of people, reaching a certain age implies accepting the fact you’re less capable and active than before, which comes with it a lot of negative feelings associated with the process of aging. However, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Many people break that assumption every day by approaching retirement with just the right amount of energy to never keep them away from the activities they find fulfilling. 

While it is important to be aware of one’s own limitations in order to avoid injury, there are a wide range of activities to stay motivated, healthy and happy. More so, in many cases these activities have a positive effect on your mental health, memory and dexterity. This turns these activities into more than just a hobby, but a means to keep healthy and active during retirement

The variety of activities you can engage in is only limited to your imagination and of course, individual limitations. Popular activities are crocheting and knitting, but they’re hardly the only ones. 

Recycling projects at home is a fun way to keep the mind and hands busy, and could be a perfect excuse to spend whole afternoons with your loved ones tackling a project together. Chalkboard walls and frames are easy to make and could be decorated many times with different designs. Grandchildren love to build themed decorations for the holidays along with their grandparents. Gardening can give a sense of purpose and achievement to many seniors as they see their crops grow and flourish. For those that might have problems bending over, kneeling and rising, there are many ways to build vertical gardens to be able to work more easily.

For those with an inclination to writing and crafting, making scrapbooks, family trees, recipe books and journaling are perfect ways to spend time. It is also a creative way to leave a legacy for loved ones. 

While living in a maintenance-free 55+ Active Adult Community like those at Corbinton, retirees can choose from a wide range of group activities to keep them healthy and motivated. Home projects are just one more option among many to spend retirement in a fun, exciting environment that can provide happiness and independence for the years to come.

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