will help you find the best active adult retirement communities in all 50
Thousands of 55+ Plus & Active Retirement
Communities are listed. Community reviews, videos, newsletter.
The National Ageing in Place Council
is an association of service providers in
your town who are dedicated to helping aging persons have a healthy and
comfortable life at home. In many cities, there are Chapters in which the
service providers work together to assist the aging persons in their community.
is new and unique. You can list, discover or book accommodations all
over the world. Whether it's a boat, an island, a resort villa, an apartment or
a room in your home, you can make extra money as a host, or find places to stay
as a seeker. Any price point almost 30,000 cities, 192 countries. 24/7 support.
How to Get Your Home Airbnb Ready
Whether you’ve adopted a hassle-free
apartment lifestyle or you owe property taxes on your lakehouse, even the most
successful retiree still has to consider housing costs over the course of their
retired life. If you own your own space, though, you may have an option to help
offset those pesky living expenses: renting out part of your home as an Airbnb.
has provided a Livability Score designed to help you find the best
places to live. It is created using a unique algorithm that takes into account
dozens of characteristics in 7 different categories including nearby amenities,
cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. A total
Livability Score is then calculated out of 100 for any area across America.
state by state. Research shows that about 70% of people age 65 or older (U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services 2012) will need long term care services
at some point in their lifetime. While most people think of long term care as
impacting only those in senior years, 40% of people currently receiving long
term care services are under 64 years of age. Source: A Place for Mom Cost of
Senior Care Survey, 2013.
Beacon Hill Village
designed to make remaining at home a safe, comfortable and cost-effective
solution. By partnering with proven providers of services, Beacon Hill
Village is able to offer its members preferred access to social and cultural
activities, exercise opportunities and household and home maintenance
services, as well as medical care and assisted living at home. As a
nonprofit, membership organization, it can provide these programs and
services more cost-effectively than most conventional retirement
communities. Learn how to make your neighborhood or town into a Village by
ordering their manual.
Care Facilities in
is a list of care facilities for
Independent Living, Convalescent Care, or
Assisted Living from active adults
to those with Alzheimers and dementia problems. You might need wound care,
companionship or assistance after surgery. Or, perhaps you would like to invest
in a community which would allow you to move into continuous care if you should
ever need it.
The Caretaker Gazette
is a unique newsletter containing property caretaking and house sitting
jobs, advice, and information for property caretakers, housesitters, and
landowners. Published since 1983, it's the only publication in the world
dedicated to the property caretaking field. Benefits for subscription
The Caring Collaborative
The CC program offers support through Assistance with short-term or occasional
needs, including help at home or with doctor visits,
- Cohousing communities are
old-fashioned neighborhoods created with a little ingenuity. They bring together
the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living.
The Compact -
group of individuals who have committed to a 12-month flight from the
consumer grid. They choose to go beyond recycling, to reduce clutter and
waste in their homes, and to simplify their lives.
Cost of Working
Website especially for parents looking to stay home
to raise their children. Assertive philosophy, offers information on
working versus staying home, an
online calculator, tips for living on one income, and family money
saving tips. Check out their resources for
is a world wide
network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they
visit. Save money on housing expenses while traveling and make new
friends all over the world!
Easy Roommate If you have a room in
your house to rent, or want to rent a room in a household take a look at this
site. You have choices spanning 29 countries and in 12 languages. Why pay more
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takes great pride in offering much needed services for seniors across the United
States. Elmcroft has 102 senior care communities, including 79 assisted living communities,
4 multilevel retirement communities and 19 health and rehabilitation centers
serving over 6,000 residents in 19 states.
Escapees RV Club a total support network for RV'ers. Discussion
forums, volunteer opportunities, FAQ's, events calendar, and legal
Good Sam's Club
is an RV club, a motor home club and a camping club.
Forums, newsletters, events.
Home Accommodation Cost Guide for People with Physical
Beautiful sunflowers from an Ecuadorian
is the vacation
alternative where two families agree to swap homes for a vacation. Live like
a local, not like a tourist. More comfortable than a hotel, pick a country,
find a listing, FAQ's. Kids, cars and pets. Worldwide. Membership required.
and most respected home exchange organization in the world. Over fifty years
of providing top quality house exchanges. For
international home swappers drawn
from 69 countries around the world. Save money on a different style of
vacation. Membership required.
Home Sweet Home
The cost of housing is one of the biggest conundrums to face when crafting your
personal retirement dream. Because of this, you could be asking yourself the
House Carerscomprehensive information
available on house sitting. You can find a house sitter or find a house to
care for from an around-the-world selection! A great way to cut your housing
costs while traveling. What a terrific way to have your loved home cared for
while you are gone!
Want to be
a House Sitter?
A great way to travel the world and lower your housing costs
is to house sit. Become a local, avoid high priced hotels, live in exotic and
interesting locations. Learn more about house and pet sitting here on this page.
in the UK. Filter by age, living habits, location and price.
Income Tax Friendly
Which states have no personal income tax? Seven states - Alaska,
Florida Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. Two others, New
Hampshire and Tennessee, tax only dividend and interest income. More info on
Let's Share Housing! a viable model for
boomers and seniors to age in place affordably, and intergenerational living.
Homesharers can be male, female, young, old, straight, gay, with or without
kids, with or without pets, smokers or non-smokers, night owls or early birds,
neat or messy, short or long term. It's all about creating the living situation
that works for you. Nationwide through affiliates. Share a home, find a home.
Living in Community Network
encourages the creation of sustainable communities where residents live in a
mutually supportive environment of friendship, shared values, life-long
learning and civic engagement.
Loners on Wheels
In the RV
world, where singles mingle. An
international RV Club of single men and women who enjoy traveling,
camping, RV caravanning and the camaraderie and lifestyle of singles;
not a matchmaking or dating service - offers companionship and support,
Lotsa Helping Hands -
It takes a community to care for the
caregiver. We connect people
through the power of community — whether you need help or you want to provide
Need a Mailing Address in the U.S.? Try This!
The best prices in the industry, three plans from which to choose. View your
mail online from anywhere in the world or have them send you the physical mail
to any address you choose.
Medicaid Long Term Care Guide Every state has individual programs and
eligibility requirements for their Medicaid long term care. Medicaid long term
care is a partnership between the state and federal government with the goal of
taking care of each state’s aged, blind, or disabled populations. Take a look to
see what your state offers.
NEXT Village San Francisco
is a multi-generational, nonprofit coalition whose purpose is to enable and
enrich independent living and aging in place for residents in their homes
throughout the northeast corner of San Francisco.
Resource Page for Active Adults Retirement Living
Want to reduce
housing costs? Looking for alternatives to your high maintenance home?
Information sources and lists of communities to get your mind thinking
of the options you have available. Worth Checking out.
Refinance and Mortgage Guide for Senior Citizens
This free guide has
been created with the sole purpose of guiding the older members of society
and senior family members through the sometimes cumbersome process of
purchasing and maintaining real estate. Eight chapters including pros and
cons, finance, facts, options, tips and warnings.
Home Sweet Home
makes renting easy. Featuring
thousands of apartment listings directly from property managers, Rent Cafe will
also help you secure your lease quickly and hassle-free.
is a property
management company which will take care of everything there is to do regarding
tenants renting your home or apartments. They will collect rent, manage your
property and find dependable maintenance people. They also help tenants find the
right place to rent.
Retirement Housing Options Compared
The cost of housing is typically the
largest part of the monthly budget in any household. Knowing some housing
choices can make this an exciting avenue to pursue in retirement. Why limit
yourself to only one stationary housing selection? You have many options.
At age 60, we have been financially independent and
traveling the world for over 2 decades. We are syndicated columnists and regular
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After Fifty Living. Take advantage of what we know!
Online Roommate Matching Service for Boomer Women Roommates4Boomers connects
women over 50 who want to share housing and life experiences.
Information on Full-Timing,
Workamping, and preparing for the road. Forums, chat - even recipes!
The friendliest place on the web for anyone with an RV... or an
interest in RV'ing. Message boards, libraries, An illustrated
explanation of the various RV types. checklists, guidelines, tips and
RV Park Reviews for the USA,
Canada and Mexico. Take advantage of over 51,000 user submitted reviews of
campgrounds in North America. Why not participate in their
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SeniorAdvisor Find senior living
near you. Reviews and listings for senior care.
Seniors - Find quality assisted living from in-home care, adult day care,
senior housing to Hospice. Speak with a care advisor today.
This rental home
website is designed specifically with snowbirds in mind. Featuring rental homes
in the southern United States, South America and nearby islands, Snowbird Condo
helps renters find several types of homes including condos, villas, townhomes
and single-family homes. You can even sort by the number of bedrooms, number of
bathrooms, or the property’s pet policy.
is the UK's busiest flat
and houseshare website. If you are looking to rent out a room in your home or if
you are looking for a room to rent, begin here. Sharing a house or a flat is
usually cheaper than renting one by yourself. By sharing, it is often possible
to live in a better property or in a better area than you would be able to
The CompleteTightwad Gazette
This self-styled "Frugal Zealot" wrote
The Tightwad Gazette for over six years to spread the frugal gospel.
Each issue contained tips from her personal experience and from her many
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Tips on How to Purchase a Home in an Active Adult Community
If you have ever thought to lower your housing costs in retirement, having a
place in an Active Adult Community can give you a big bang for your buck. In
this Q&A, I give Tips on How to Purchase a Home in an Active Adult Community.
This is very useful information, and will save you thousands of dollars! Take a
With the best prices in the industry, Traveling Mailboxes gives you a
Stateside address, will forward your mail to any location you choose, will
scan your mail so you can view online and will shred your mail upon request.
They will even deposit a check for you. Take a look at their site. Three
best place to start your real estate search. It's an all-in-one real estate site
that's jam-packed with the most useful and timely information on homes.
Bed and Breakfast in
is a great way to travel the world and live
like a local. Stay in a beautiful home, live in a neighborhood, take care of
pets in exchange for your lodging. Check them out!
Village to Village Network
VtV helps communities establish and manage their
VtV has been developed in response to requests
from Villages nationwide.
live on a boat? Find out everything you ever wanted to
know about the process of moving aboard a boat.
Find a walkable neighborhood or find the rating of your own neighborhood.
You lose weight each time you walk to the grocery store. You spend less
money on your car—or you don't own a car. When you shop, you support your
local economy. You talk to your neighbors. Check out a real estate
Walk Score Tile
If you are divorced, widowed, in transition, pursuing
late-life spirituality, looking for co-housing or community, check out this
resource page. If mindfulness and service is your focus, or if you want to
approach aging as a positive journey filled with learning, wisdom and
possibilities, this is an excellent start.
People often ask us how we are able to travel
for lengths of time and still maintain a home base. Read how we do it!
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Zillowis a free online
real estate site
where you can search for homes for sale, find home prices, see home values,
view recently sold homes.