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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!

8 Ways To Express Creativity in Retirement

8 Ways To Express Creativity in Retirement

Are you looking for fun and creative ways to spend your leisure time? Starting a journal, music, painting, knitting, woodworking, and scrapbooking are just a few examples of creative pursuits. There are plenty of methods to have fun while keeping your hands active and your creativity thriving, regardless of your interests or skill level.

Creative activities can help older adults develop motor skills, build social relationships, reduce stress, and relieve anxiety. In addition, both physical and mental health have been demonstrated to benefit from creative hobbies. Being creative can benefit seniors in a variety of ways. Researchers have discovered six characteristics of successful aging.

6 Benefits of Staying Busy in Retirement

6 Benefits of Staying Busy in Retirement

As we age, there are added benefits of staying busy. Remaining active and engaged during the day can improve sleep, increase energy, boost memory and brain health, improve productivity, and help to boost moods. In addition, anxiety and depression are less likely to occur in those who are busy interacting with others around them.

Finding a balance between being busy and socializing as well as getting enough sleep and having time to rest and recharge, is a key component of healthy aging. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of staying busy!

Risking the Nest Egg: Using Retirement Savings for Long-Term Care

Risking the Nest Egg: Using Retirement Savings for Long-Term Care

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated in 2020 that 50-70% of those now turning 65 will eventually need some level of long-term care.

Yet, few people include a long-term care component in their retirement planning. It seems like more people plan for their children's college education than for the very costly and highly probable reality of long-term care. Assumptions that typically drive this lack of planning are:

10 Benefits of Having a Daily Routine in Retirement

10 Benefits of Having a Daily Routine in Retirement

Structure and routine are essential, and it can be easy to feel lost without them. This is especially true after retiring when the regular routine of a job is no longer present. A daily routine helps to prepare your mind for success and ensures that critical chores such as healthy eating and daily cleanliness are completed.

Maintaining a regular routine can be incredibly grounding, especially as we age. In the midst of so much change and uncertainty, everyday routines provide us with a sense of security, consistency, and control. Many psychological benefits of routines exist, but there are also some physical benefits too.

Here are some of the primary benefits of routines, ranging from stress reduction to greater sleep!

9 Reasons To Try Something New in Retirement

9 Reasons To Try Something New in Retirement

Many people have looked forward to retirement for most of their adult lives, but they often don't know what to do once they get there. It might be hard to stop working suddenly. You might even become extremely bored! Many retired people get stuck in a cycle of monotonous habits every day, just like they were stuck in a cycle when they were working every day. However, retirement is the perfect time to explore new things! You have so much more time on your hands now! Why not spend it trying out new things? Here are a few reasons why you should try something new in retirement!

The Pros and Cons of Retiring in an RV

The Pros and Cons of Retiring in an RV

Have you ever fantasized about living your retirement years on the road in a recreational vehicle? If that's the case, you're not the only one. An estimated one million Americans have decided to retire in an RV and spend at least part of the year traveling. It's not just baby boomer retirees who are doing this. Millennials, some of whom have children, are also embracing life on the road and living a minimalist lifestyle.

Full-time RVers can drive their homes from town to town, live near their grandchildren one month, just outside a bustling city the next, and winter in a warm beachside community. Many retirees and even those currently working, provided they have remote jobs, are attracted to the flexibility and adventure of life on the road. And the majority of full-time RVers adore it.

Living a retired life isn't all roses and butterflies. There are pros and cons to living in an RV!

It’s Not Too Late To Hire a Life Coach: 13 Benefits

It’s Not Too Late To Hire a Life Coach: 13 Benefits

Are you feeling lost and don't know what to do next? Are you struggling with making decisions and want someone to help guide you? If so, it's not too late to hire a life coach. A life coach can provide you with guidance and support, helping you achieve your goals and dreams. This blog post will discuss the benefits of having a life coach and how they can help you live a happier, healthier life.

6 Opportunities to Volunteer From Your Home

6 Opportunities to Volunteer From Your Home

Are you looking for ways to serve your community or improve the world, but it's challenging to leave home? While volunteering in-person and overseas can be rewarding, there are many ways to make a difference without leaving your house.

There are many excellent choices for volunteering. Whether you're stuck inside due to illness, or it is difficult for you to get around town, there are still many opportunities to volunteer your time from home!

The list below includes remote volunteer activities that allow you to make a difference without having to get off the couch or out of your pajamas!

7 Reasons to Get Into Photography in Retirement

7 Reasons to Get Into Photography in Retirement

It might be challenging to move from a life of nonstop work and insane hours to doing very little suddenly. You've worked so hard to earn your retirement, so it's meant to be the best time of your life, with all the perks it brings. What better way to occupy those formerly nine-to-five hours than with activities that are less about productivity and more about enjoyment? But how can you make the most of my retirement years? What a great question! One great option is to try photography!