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...

Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Let’s go over the checklist of things your perfect place for retirement must have: High-quality health care providers. Cultural amenities and academic resources. Entertainment. Access to plenty of green spaces. Affordable housing. Start reading this article with your...

seniors activities ideas

The Golden Years in Cary, NC: Activities Ideas For Seniors

Reaching a certain age doesn’t have to mean playing bingo and watching daytime TV for the rest of your days. Quite the opposite, in fact. While we tend to have a pretty pessimistic view towards aging, in reality, retirement can be an opportunity to invest in self-care and personal fulfillment

So what can you do? Here are a few suggestions:

Become a student again

Many seniors use their relaxed schedules to finally invest in fields of study they’ve been passionate about their whole lives but not had the chance to pursue. Philosophy, languages, history and art are just some examples of what people may choose to focus on to expand their knowledge and perception of the world, not to mention engage in a lively discussion with fellow aficionados. If you’re more of a hands-on practical person, why not try a ceramics or woodwork class? If you’re imaginative, try a creative writing course or if you’re into performing arts, why not try your hand at acting and theatre? Whatever your interest, there’s bound to be something for you to study and become proficient in. 

Look beyond the surface

Perhaps you’ve already tried activities like gardening, group exercise and game puzzles and they haven’t piqued your interest, but activities that might seem mundane actually may have a lot more to offer. For example, don’t just arrange flowers, learn about the Japanese art of Ikebana. Don’t just do yoga for the physical element, use it to learn about spirituality or meditation on a deeper level. You may surprise yourself with what you learn if you dig a little deeper.

Challenge yourself

Becoming a certain age is often associated with feelings of helplessness and it shouldn’t have to be this way. Yes, you may be physically limited to some extent, but right now your triumphs are more valuable than ever. Engage in sports, put some elbow grease in that project you postponed for ages, try to go a little further every day. It’s not about overexerting, it’s about feeling proud of your achievements that you set for yourself and building motivation and happiness from the result of your efforts. 

Our 55+ active adult communities in Cary, NC will be the stage for you to shine in this new phase of your life. The largest town and seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina is home to top-quality restaurants, world-class shopping, booming business, top-tier entertainment, culture and arts and a wide range of leisure and outdoor experiences for you to choose from. Check our available homes now, Cary is waiting for you!