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12 Great Summer Goals for Retirees

12 Great Summer Goals for Retirees

Summer is a fantastic time of year. The weather is beautiful, and the sun is shining! What better time to enjoy the great outdoors and make the most of the great weather? To get the most out of summer, many like to make a list of goals for the season. 

Retiring from the workforce can be a chance to reconnect with your greatest passions and most important goals. It all depends on what you choose to do in your retirement. You can try new experiences, develop new skills, and devote more time to the people and hobbies you love. 

As a retiree, you no longer have to deal with work-related deadlines. You are free to have fun and do what you want, on your terms. That said, here are several great ideas to add to your list of goals to accomplish this summer!

10 Fun Activities for Your Next Assisted Living Visit

10 Fun Activities for Your Next Assisted Living Visit

Visiting your loved one in assisted living can be incredibly rewarding, as well as challenging. You want to make them feel comfortable, but you also don't want to overstay your welcome. It's important to find the right balance so both you and your loved one can enjoy your time together.

In this blog post, we will discuss some fun things you can do while visiting your loved one in assisted living. We will also provide tips on making the most of your visit!

The Safety Net – Paying for Long-Term Care with Medicaid

The Safety Net – Paying for Long-Term Care with Medicaid


Planning for long-term care expenses seems to involve a lot of wishful thinking for many. As noted in another Cantissimo Senior Living blog post, a survey found that about half of respondents said they had done little or no planning for these needs.

One example of wishful thinking is that government programs like Medicare or Medicaid will pay long-term care expenses.

Life Insurance and Annuities: Alternatives to Pay for Long-Term Care

Life Insurance and Annuities: Alternatives to Pay for Long-Term Care


Among the many ways of paying for long-term care, life insurance and annuities have been growing in popularity.

Life Insurance

In its original form, life insurance was intended only to pay beneficiaries upon the death of the insured. Since its inception, however, life insurance has evolved to include many additional options. Some of these options can help pay for long-term care.

A Roommate in Retirement? Here are the Pros and Cons

A Roommate in Retirement? Here are the Pros and Cons

With the cost of housing rising every year, more and more seniors are looking to find roommates in retirement. For many retirees, this may be the first time living with a roommate in decades. In addition to housing costs, there are many advantages to living with a roommate, as well as a few less favorable things to consider. Continue reading to learn more about whether getting a roommate might be right for you!

What Is Mindfulness? Advantages for Older Adults

What Is Mindfulness? Advantages for Older Adults

In today's world, everything moves fast. As a result, we don't always take the time to be present and enjoy the moment. Instead, many of us spend too much time thinking about the past or worrying about the future and letting negative or unhelpful thoughts fill our heads.

If you spend your days in this state, it can lead to many issues that impact you physically and mentally, including issues such as high blood pressure to depression. Therefore, you should find a way to balance out these thoughts and enjoy your life.

Mindfulness is a method used by many people. It has been thoroughly studied, and it has been shown to enhance our ability to enjoy our daily lives and improve our physical and mental health.

Your Long-Term Care Insurance Roadmap [Video]

Your Long-Term Care Insurance Roadmap [Video]

 

When it comes to preparing for retirement, most consumers have only a vague idea about planning for potential long-term care expenses. Yet, well over half of Americans 65 or older will eventually require some form of long-term care.

There are multiple ways to pay for long-term care. However, the potentially enormous costs could quickly exhaust one's assets. An attractive alternative for managing this considerable risk could be long-term care insurance (LTCI).