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Cities Are the Latest HOT Boomer Retirement Destinations… How to “Try Before You Buy”

By Margaret Manning December 26, 2018

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in cities. According to the UN, that number is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. By that time, two out of every three people are likely to be living in urban areas. And, millions of these city dwellers will be retirees! Read More

9 Major Tips for Packing and Moving in Your 60s with Grace and Style

By Elizabeth Dunkel November 09, 2018

Chances are, sometime in your 60s, the moment arrives when you have to, or want to, move out of your long-time home. Whether you’re downsizing into a smaller, easier space to care for, or charting a new lifestyle in a new place, the word ‘move’ creates dread in every heart…

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How to Make Friends as an Adult in 4 Simple Steps

By Margaret Manning October 18, 2018

As many people in their 60s have discovered, making friends as an adult is difficult. Without the social bonds that connect us to others as parents, many of us feel isolated or, even a little lonely. Read More

Finding Main Street in Our High-Speed World

By Terri Edmund September 05, 2018

I grew up near a rural town that had everything we needed: a grocery, the pharmacy and a hardware store. The main drag was lined with a bank and post office, a florist and the barber, our doctor and insurance agent. We even had a bowling alley that served a mean catfish dinner on Friday nights. Read More

How Developers Are Catering to Baby Boomer Renters

By Dave Price November 19, 2017

In 2011, when my wife and I decided to sell our three-story home in New Jersey and move to an apartment just three Metro stops from Washington, D.C., we had no idea we would be becoming part of a growing Baby Boomer trend. Read More

7 Surprising Packing Tips from a 60-Year-Old Nomad

By Penelope Jane Whiteley January 27, 2017

Deciding what to take with me when I travel has always been a challenge; so much so that I have even created my own detailed packing list. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do much good because I seem to travel to so many different places with so many different climates. Read More

Downsizing in Retirement – Can You Live with 200 Items?

By Margaret Manning October 09, 2014

Retirement is a good time to assess what is important in our lives. By focusing on our priorities and downsizing in retirement, we can make space for the things that really matter. In a literal sense, “downsizing” can mean moving to a smaller house or learning to “traveling light.” For me, it is so much more than this. After a lifetime of accumulating “stuff,” downsizing allows us to create mental space. It helps us to simplify our life on a fundamental level. It all starts with shifting our focus away from “things” and towards experiences and people. Read More