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How to Enjoy Your Retirement

A lot of people look forward to living in a Lincoln, CA retirement community, and for good reason – with fewer responsibilities, it’s the perfect time to rediscover yourself and your hobbies.

These tips will help you get the most out of senior living Lincoln, CA.

  1. Consider downsizing
  2. If you’ve built equity on your home, you might consider selling it for some cash and moving to a smaller and more manageable home in 55 plus communities in Roseville, CA. Downsizing lets you simplify your life, with fewer belongings and responsibilities. A smaller home also means having to do fewer chores and maintenance, freeing up your time for other activities.

  3. Stick to a budget

  4. If you’ve saved up for retirement, that’s great. But that doesn’t mean you should blow all of it during retirement. Work out a budget for retirement and stick with it. Financial planning will help you make the most of your savings and pension as you age.

  5. Invest in estate planning
  6. Retirement is the start of a new chapter. However, don’t neglect end of life planning – talk to your legal and financial team to make sure your affairs are in order as you enter your golden years. Estate planning will give you and your family peace of mind.

  7. Get ready for a change in your relationships
  8. Although it’s important to stay in touch with friends, they might not have time to see you as often as you’d like. Respecting their boundaries and setting realistic expectations as to how often they can see you will be essential to maintaining a positive relationship with your loved ones after retirement.

    The same goes for your friends – they might move into assisted living facilities and retirement communities in Roseville, CA as they age.

    Take advantage of technology. Maintain your bond through video calls and social media.

  9. Try new things
  10. If there was something you’ve always wanted to do, why not do it now? Whether it’s to travel to new places, try wall climbing, learn to play the piano, take a cooking class, memorize a poem, and so on. Trying new activities and learning new skills is a great way to keep your mind fresh and active throughout retirement.

    Taking classes and getting a new hobby brings structure to your life during retirement and provides an outlet for your energy and creativity.

  11. Fight loneliness
  12. Unfortunately, many people associate old age with loneliness and isolation. According to the AARP Foundation, one-third of Americans aged 45 and above experience feelings of loneliness.

    But there’s hope – the report also found that people who were married, belonged to expansive and diverse social groups, maintained contact with family and friends, and were actively involved in community and religious groups, were less likely to feel lonely.

  13. Take care of yourself
  14. Your body changes as you get older, but with proper care and attention, it’s possible to look your best at any age. Aside from basic grooming, paying extra attention to your teeth, skin, hair, and nails can do wonders for your appearance. Stick to a regular exercise routine to stay in shape, and update your wardrobe with flattering clothes and accessories.

  15. Believe in love and romance
  16. If you’re married, rekindle the spark of romance during retirement, which is a great opportunity to step away from “roommate mode” and get to know your spouse all over again, without the stresses of paying off a mortgage or raising kids. Go out on dates, travel together, and cultivate your shared interests.

    Single? Don’t hesitate to put yourself out there. You’ll find many retirees in search of a loving companion in their golden years. Reconnecting with an old flame or finding a new partner is easier than ever, thanks to social media and online dating sites. If you prefer meeting new people the old- fashioned way, joining the senior center, church, and social clubs might help.

Enjoy your golden years in Roseville, Lincoln, and other nearby communities. Team Gillis is here to assist you. Call us at 916.303.6420 or 916.316.0815 or send an email to SteveGillis106(at)gmail(dotted)com.