It’s finally here - that time in your life you’ve been planning, saving for, and dreaming about for…well, a long time! Maybe you’ve recently started the retirement journey, or maybe it’s on the horizon. As you embark on this exciting time, remember to ask yourself often: am I living my best retirement life?
For many, it’s a difficult question to answer. You’ve been thinking about this time for years, but now that it’s in front of you, it could feel foreign - and even a little uncomfortable. Here are a few tips on how to make sure you’ve living life to the fullest in this new chapter, at Trilogy 55+ and resort communities, or elsewhere:
1. Embrace financial freedom. If you’ve achieved your financial goals and are able to retire, the next hurdle is giving yourself permission to enjoy the fruits of your labor! That’s where good financial planners come in. They can help you understand exactly what your financial situation looks like and give you regular updates so you feel comfortable living your desired lifestyle - and aware of how much you can safely spend every year based on your life expectancy.
2. Establish a healthy routine. When you feel healthy, you feel happier. That’s why wellness is a key part of the Live Happier® lifestyle at Trilogy communities. Retirement is the perfect time to embrace wellness as a way of life, and to up your activity level with a healthy exercise routine. The physical benefits of exercise are numerous, and as you age, it can help you prevent problems like heart disease and diabetes. It may also help you sleep better, maintain good mental health, improve strength and flexibility, and more. In addition to these physical benefits, exercise can be a great way to socialize! At a Trilogy community, you might find yourself joining a walking or hiking club, taking up tennis, or taking classes at the fully equipped fitness center. And don’t worry if you’re stepping outside your comfort zone. Trilogy communities always welcome newbies. At Trilogy at Ocala Preserve, for example, there’s a Pickleball Skills and Drills class just for beginners!
3. Get into something. If you’ve been busy with a career or raising a family, hobbies probably took a back seat for a while. It’s time to explore the activities and pastimes that make you feel fulfilled…and if you’re moving to a Trilogy community soon, you’re in luck. Our communities have all kinds of Member Clubs that would love to have you join them. Think hiking, art, cycling, singing, photography, technology, and more. Now is the time to pick up that tennis racket, write that story, or expand your culinary knowledge - like you’ve always wanted to.
4. Make connections. Socializing is one of the best parts of this new chapter of your life, so be sure to make time for it. We make it easy at Trilogy 55+ and resort communities, with events and social experiences going on all the time. Take the Sweet Rides Car Show, the Pinknic Wine Festival, or our annual Brews, Tunes, and BBQ event - all happening at Trilogy communities across the country! Trilogy Resort Clubs are welcoming, with dining options and social spaces where neighbors gather for dinners, Happier Hours, live music, celebrations, and much more.
Trilogy 55+ and resort communities are more than just a place to live. Our lifestyle-driven communities are designed for homeowners who want the freedom to try new things, wellness as a top priority, and connection with lifelong friends right in their own neighborhood. We bring people together and cultivate fun events, activities, interest clubs, and so much more. At Trilogy, there are daily opportunities to discover your ‘happy’ alongside neighbors who will become close friends. Because we believe that where you live can truly help you to Live Happier.
If this sounds like your kind of place, we invite you to learn more at sheahomes.com/trilogy. Or better yet, plan a visit by calling 800.685.6494 and asking a New Home Advisor about how you can discover Trilogy in person. Your happy place is waiting!