Whether you are 55, 65 or 75, everywhere people are reinventing what it means to age. From going back to school to becoming a writer, photographer or activist, age is irrelevant in today’s world. Sure, there was a time when the word retirement conjured up images of aimless hours spent doing nothing with the notion that life as you knew it was over. In a world that often defines and limits people by age, when you believe anything is possible at any time, there is nothing that can stop you… not even your age. So, if are ready to reinvent what it means to age, now is the time to change your story.
Looking for warm places to retire near water? If bright skies and warm temperatures are on your must-have list, La Jolla California fills the bit! Besides the warm weather and sea, La Jolla offers a distinct cultural identity and a range of activities for retirees.
Active adult communities are designed specifically for individuals age 55 and over. But unlike other communities, this type of independent living community is for those looking to stay active and engaged in retirement. Whether it’s continuing to find satisfaction in working or diving into new pursuits, for retirees ready for their next adventure, active adult communities provide the environment to do that. So, if your goal is to downsize to find a rightsized living space with convenient amenities or being surrounded by your peers, the key to happiness is choosing the right community. With this in mind, we offer some insight on how to do that.
With local media in attendance, Chateau La Jolla hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 1, to celebrate the grand opening of the Barbara Smith Library Annex (named after a longtime resident). In an area where mailboxes use to occupy the space, the community built shelves in anticipation of filling them with books. And, that’s exactly what they did! Through the collaboration between Barbara Smith’s family and staff, the library now houses thousands of books and DVDs.
Walkable communities provide an opportunity to incorporate more activity into your everyday life. Whether you’re taking a stroll to a local restaurant or running errands on foot, walkable communities are places people want to live, especially retirees. In the age of the Fitbit and a growing population of active, engaged retirees determined to make their daily 10,000 step goal, retirement communities need to be located in a walkable community.
When it comes to making big changes like downsizing your life for retirement, there are a number of emotions you might feel. At its core, downsizing is often a stressful and tolling task both physically and emotionally. But it does not have to be overwhelming. The trick to tackling this massive undertaking is to divide the task into manageable bits. To help you get started, we offer a guide on how to downsize without getting overwhelmed.
Tired of dealing with harsh winters and home maintenance? Looking for less space but don’t want to invest in a new home? When it’s time to downsize for retirement, there are a multitude of challenges one must face. From sorting through a household of possessions to wading through a lifetime of memories, as overwhelming as it may seem, downsizing can help create a simple and stress-free lifestyle. So, if you are thinking about moving to a retirement community to feel a bit more pampered and less tied down, the first step is to downsize. With this in mind, we offer some tips on how to downsize for retirement.
Herd immunity which can help slow the spread of COVID-19 is something we at Chateau La Jolla are working to achieve. If you don’t know yet, community immunity also known as herd immunity, is when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease/virus. This provides indirect protection to the community and those who are not yet immune.
Whether you are looking to move across country to escape cold weather or simply looking for a place to retire nearby, 55+ communities offer all the benefits of being at home without the worry of chores, maintenance or cooking. Designed to accommodate people that are at least 55 years of age or older, residents live an active and healthy lifestyle so the amenities are geared toward that.
Joe Annino, an Italian‐American, grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and served his country in the US Air Force between 1952-1956. Shortly after that, he earned a B.F.A degree at Texas Christian University where he majored in Art education and minored in Spanish. Some might say, this is where his love of art began.