The Key to Developing Meaningful Socialization Dur...
Having meaningful friendships is one of the great pleasures of life. But once our kids leave the nest and we retire from our careers, the opportunities for regular social interaction – and with it, friendships – seem to disappear. In retirement, if we’re not intentional about making connections with people outside our home, it’s very easy to become isolated. “When we no longer have a mandatory schedule, like shuttling kids back and forth or going to work each day, we’re taken out of our
Eat Well, Age Well: Maintaining a Healthy Diet in...
We all know that nutrition plays an important part in our well-being, no matter how old or young we are. At every stage of our lives, we require different things from our diet, and often have to change what we eat in order to meet the changing needs of our bodies. When we’re young, our parents help us learn good eating habits, but when we become adults, a nutritious and balanced diet isn’t always a priority for us. “Remember when you were young and could eat anything without getting sick or
Your Life, Your Legacy: Proactive Financial Planni...
Let’s talk finances. As you plan out your retirement years – whether you’re just beginning or comfortably settling into them – you want to make sure your finances are in such a place that you’re able to live your life the way you want. But it’s also natural to think about your heirs and what you might want to leave to them. Although you may have long planned to leave an inheritance behind, you may discover that your situation has changed over time. “Retirement is a very personal journey,” says
Staying Physically Active Through the Winter
“Getting more exercise” is a common New Year’s resolution, and most of us start out the year with a bang. However, as the weeks go by and the cold weather hangs on, it becomes easier and easier to make excuses to not work out. It’s too cold out, or you’re too busy with everything that needs to get done, or it gets dark too early, and so on and so on. We admit – it’s a lot more enjoyable to cuddle up on the couch and watch Netflix instead of lacing up your walking shoes. But staying physically
The Pursuit of Lifelong Learning in Retirement
When it comes to retirement, seniors these days have no intention of slowing down. Instead of treating retirement as a time to sit back and watch the world go by, many of today’s active seniors are choosing instead to turn over a new leaf. It’s not uncommon to hear of seniors taking up activities like hiking, sailing or learning a new language – after all, they finally have the time and the resources to pursue these passions! Not only does this keep life exciting after retirement, it also helps
Five Habits of a Purposeful Retirement
What does “purposeful” living mean to you? These days, we hear a lot about people leading a “purposeful life,” which can sound about as specific as living a “good life.” Is it about being successful? Making each day meaningful? Devoting our lives to a greater cause? And what does a “purposeful retirement” look like, then? “The idea of purposeful living isn’t really that new of an idea,” says Jake Quigley, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle, a luxury independent living community in
New Year’s Resolution: Maintaining a Positive Atti...
What does the word “retirement” mean to you? Does it mean finally having the time to do all the traveling and adventuring you’ve been dreaming about? Relaxing and spending your days however you like? Starting a new chapter or career? These days, “retirement” can be defined however you want. “Retirement no longer means sitting back and watching the world go by,” says Jake Quigley, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle, a luxury independent living community in the heart of Boston at the
Celebrating the Holidays with the Grandchildren
The holidays are never more wonderful than when seen through the eyes of a child. For grandparents, one of the best parts of the season is helping create that special magic for your grandchildren and watching them experience and enjoy long-standing family traditions. Even the Grinch-iest of us have to smile when a little one’s eyes get round with wonder at seeing Santa at the mall, or as they write their Christmas list, or as they sing Christmas carols loudly around the house. “We often think
8 Expert Tips for Planning a Move During the Winte...
People don’t generally associate the winter months as a prime time for moving. Between the cold, the few hours of daylight and the mess of slush, snow and sleet, it’s a time of year that seems more suited for hibernating than for home-moving. However, this time of year can actually be an excellent time to make a move, especially if you’re moving to a senior living community. “Many people think moving to a senior living community is out of the question during the months of November and December