10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

Take a moment to consider what your wishes are for this new chapter in your life. What you choose to do and where you choose to be should be aligned as closely as possible with these wishes to help you find personal fulfillment and comfort in your golden years.  What...

Should you rent or buy your home in retirement?

Should you rent or buy your home in retirement?

As with anything in life, the choice to rent or buy has its advantages and disadvantages. Read on to consider some of these to help you get closer to your final decision. Buying a house will always get you more for your money but it comes with its own risks. It’s...

How To Get a Home Loan in Retirement

How To Get a Home Loan in Retirement

Getting the house of your dreams for retirement doesn’t just have to be fantasy. It is true that once your income decreases, getting a mortgage loan becomes more challenging, but with planning and a proper strategy, it can be achieved. Age is not necessarily a...

7 Reasons Why Residents Love Corbinton at Kildaire Farm

7 Reasons Why Residents Love Corbinton at Kildaire Farm

In the past, the idea of retirement was much less exciting compared to now. These days, seniors are taking a fresh look at how they want to approach this new stage in their lives and are coming to find a great deal of appeal in the easygoing lifestyle that a retired...

A Happy Retirement: A Small Guide to Living Big

A Happy Retirement: A Small Guide to Living Big

Throughout life, we envision a time when all our years of professional and academic investment pay off. A time when we can sit in comfort and quiet knowing we’ve earned it, having put in the hard work, effort and long hours. It’s all too common that frustration and...

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!