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How to Stay Active When Moving to a New Community

How to Stay Active When Moving to a New Community

How to Stay Active When Moving to a New Community

So, you’ve decided to move into a new community. You’ve packed the essentials and said hello to your new sanctuary. Once all the hustle and bustle of moving is over, what’s next? An adventure is what’s next. Now is the time to explore your new habitat and find the cool opportunities that your living space has to offer. This is the next and best chapter of your life.

Types of Communities and Amenities

There are numerous communities that are geared towards people of the same age and interests. Active retirement communities ( offer various activities and amenities to its residents free of charge. Some of the amenities can include fitness programs, cultural workshops, continuing education programs, and beyond. Many of these associations offer great perks that come along with your residency. If you are part of an active adult community or not, there are still countless options for you to keep your body and mind healthy.


Ways to Stay Active

Go for a walk-

A simple way to keep active and engaged is to stroll through your new neighborhood. Walking is the cheapest and easiest way to get some movement into your day. Start small and work your way up. It offers many health benefits and can add years to your life. According to the American Seniors Community, walking can lower blood sugar, improve heart health, lower pain, and boost mental health. Not only is walking cheap and easy; it allows you to explore your new surroundings. Grab a coffee; explore the scenery and improve your health all at the same time.

Take a Class

There’s no better way to meet people and enjoy your time than taking a class. Many retirement communities and neighborhood organizations offer free/affordable classes to seniors ( Classes can range from exercise to cultural exploration. This is a great way to get the brain working and meet some new people. Programs help seniors move their way to better health and get together with like-minded people who share the same values. Who knows? You may find out you have a love for yoga or writing!

Find Your Passion

This is an exciting time in your life, and you should treat it like that. There are so many fun opportunities lurking and you need to take advantage of them. Now is the time to enroll in that history class you have always wanted to take. The meditation class that once seemed like a dream can now become reality. Now is your time to explore your hobbies and find your passion. The world is yours to explore!


Active Retirement communities by state

Programs for Seniors by state