Questions to ask when considering an Active Adult Community

Questions to ask when considering an Active Adult Community

While many retirees welcome the idea of moving to a retirement community with enthusiasm, others may be reluctant to take this big step. Moving to a retirement community entails a change of lifestyle. Hence, here are some important questions and inquiries you may be...

Skincare tips for 55+ adults

Skincare tips for 55+ adults

Skin Aging is a natural process that happens when the skin starts to lose its ability to regenerate itself. Pigmentation, lack of elasticity, and alteration on the collagen fibers are some of the signs that indicate that this process is beginning. But don’t panic!...

How to stay physically active in retirement

How to stay physically active in retirement

Many people mistakenly think that aging equals a less active lifestyle. On the contrary, this is a time in our lives when we finally have free time after years of hard work, and can enjoy activities we’ve been longing to do. Plus, these activities can have a positive...

Ideas for hobbies after retirement

Ideas for hobbies after retirement

While in our forties we look forward to our time of retirement, we suddenly find ourselves trying to fill the hours in the day after that time finally comes. Retirement rewards us with rest after a lifetime of working tirelessly, but the sudden lack of activity can...

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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