There is so much to think about as we approach our "retirement" years - for some it is what to do with newfound time. For others it may be how to cook and/or eat healthy, or to stay active so you can fully enjoy life. Regardless of what it specifically means to each individual, one thing is certain - there are going to be life changes.
Whether if be living on a budget, exploring a second career, simple healthy cooking, deciding whether to stay in your home or explore alternate living arrangements, ways to stay physically active, working through your "bucket list" items, trying some of those new activities you've been hearing about, networking with others who are in the same phase of life, focused discussion groups, or any of the other myriad of things we think about as we approach or newly enter into retirement, this group is here for you if you're either nearing retirement, newly entering into retirement, or trying to vamp up your retirement lifestyle.
Being in the category of those who are thinking about nearing retirement, I have lots of ideas about meetups we can have. I wholeheartedly welcome additional ideas from our members! And if you have something to share with the group, please do let me know!
I have been looking at a place near Tampa, FL as a potential winter ("snowbird") home for my retirement years. It appears to be a very active 55+ community, with more activities than you can probably imagine! They offer a "try before you buy" experience - $199 for 4 days / 3 nights (this is per unit, not per person). This is a cost for the home that we'd be staying in, and in addition to the sales pitch (which I would attend and you could attend or not), we also would have full use of the facilities while there. I am very interested in going. This meetup is to guage interest, and see who else might like to come as well. The size of the house we would get would depend upon how many of us are coming. If others are also interested, I'll either update this meetup or else post a new one with full details including dates.
If you'd like to take a look at their website - http://www.glhomes.com/valencia-lakes