Healthy Aging: 10 Benefits of Staying Active in Your Senior Years

Physical activity or exercise has countless benefits, even for seniors. Fitting in regular exercise into day-to-day life routine can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. Why Should Seniors Workout? Arthritis: Exercise is one of the most crucial options for arthritis management. Regular activity helps lubricate […]

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Help with texting your kids

Are your kids way better at using their phones than you? Well of course they are! Sorry, this is the world of technology, no way getting around it. So get on the band wagon! I didn’t just wait to learn technology once my kids were grown. I realized early on that if I wanted my […]

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Top Tips And Advice To Build Your Retirement Nest Egg

Preparing for retirement is overwhelming for many people. Study these tips and you will not feel as stressed as most. Read on to prepare yourself for retirement. Find out what your expenses are. 70% of your current income per year is a good ballpark figure to aim for. If you are making very little, you’ll […]

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Retirement and Getting Lost in History — Mind Traveler

We’ve been home for a few weeks now, and, after getting caught up on household chores and reconnecting with friends and family, it was my intention to write one or two more blog posts to complete our latest journey. But last week I’d decided to spend a day sorting through the huge box of photos […]

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Cute ideas to do with the grandkids!

Okay you guys, I came across this idea while I was on pinterest. I was looking for something really simple, inexpensive and super cute to make as a gift from Adelynn to her grandparents, which really meant me making the entire project because she’s only 9 months old… but still, SO cute! That’s when I stumbled […]

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How to Select a Single Level Home


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There are lots of different advantages to living in a single level home. It’s easier access all of the living areas within your home without having to worry about the fuss or dangers of stairs. It’s also a much more energy efficient way to live, as well. There are a lot less needs for cooling and heating because you don’t have to worry about an upstairs or a basement to maintain comfortable temperatures. But choosing a single level home can offer more than just convenience and safety; it can also be a great living opportunity, too! When it’s time to start looking for your single level dream home, and you’re trying to decide on where and what type of home you want to live in, you should consider these pointers below to help you determine what the best fit for your desired lifestyle is:

  • Community Living: Have you thought about living in a community? There are lots of great types single level home communities that are geared towards certain age groups. For those in their retirement years who are 55 and older, there are communities that will not only provide a great home, but also a great environment that will keep your retirement years fun, and full of good times. Living in a community where your neighbors are in the same stage of life as your own will guarantee meaningful friendships, and a more mature, quiet, and comfortable atmosphere. If community living isn’t quite your style and you would like a single level home that is outside of a community there are options available, but they may not be as convenient or welcoming as a community set up in this way.


  • Special Amenities: What types of amenities would you like to have in your single level home community? Would you be interested in amenities such as a fitness center or swimming pool? What about paved pathways that are designed for walking or bicycling? Would you enjoy having access to a community center so that you can host family gatherings or social events? These types of amenities are so important to consider when looking into your future single level home community. What sort of amenities will suit your current lifestyle, and which would be something that you would like to try and do more often? Especially if looking for a retirement community, it’s a luxury to be able to have those types of amenities available for your enjoyment.


  • Maintenance Free: Having an organization that will take care of the outside of your home to keep it looking great can be a wonderful time saver. Living in an area without having to worry about mowing the grass or shoveling the snow will not only be easier on your body, but it will also free up your time for other activities that you may prefer doing.


  • Better Living Standards: Would you like to live in an area where there are specific standards of living? Perhaps in a housing development where the age of the occupants must be of retirement status? Or possibly a home owners association that helps to maintain a pleasant appearance and functionality to the neighborhood? Then an organized single level home community may be exactly what you are looking for.


After considering these pointers, you may now be ready to begin looking for that perfect single level home. Contact Leisure Villas today if you would like more information about our 55+ living communities.

Top 10 Complaints About Buying a New Home – Part 2 (Leisure Villas, 55+ Active Senior Community, Utah)


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What makes moving one of
the most stressful events in your life?

Complaint 7- The landscape is dying.

That first year of landscaping can be a real headache. Whether you put in your own, or the builder put it in for you, building with living things presents a whole different set of challenges. Trees and shrubs are susceptible to transplant shock. Grass hasn’t developed deep enough roots to survive accidental droughts. Often, until you or your property management company get the watering schedule figured out, problems can arise.

Would you believe that I’ve seen more trees and shrubs die because of overwatering? When homeowners see their plants struggling, their solution is to add more water. Unfortunately, roots can drown, and you might be making a bad circumstance worse.


All things considered, landscaping can be a bit tricky that first year or two. Yes, occasionally some plants will need to be replaced. If your tree or shrub appears to be struggling, take a screwdriver and shove it into the soil next to the plant. If it comes out bone dry, you might need water. If it comes out muddy, then there is a good chance that you’re overwatering your yard.

Sometimes the plant is in shock, and you just need to give it time to recover. Many people will see a tree or shrub with several dead limbs and automatically jump to the conclusion that it will die and that it needs replacing now. To this, I say, give it a chance. It may take a year or two, but as long as the plant is still alive, it may recover and look just as wonderful.

Now I’m no arborist, and if you want a second opinion, by all means, go speak to your local arborist. Many cities and counties have at least one. This is just what I’ve seen, and it has often worked for me. Of course, every now and then, you just have to buy a new plant. It happens. Good luck, though. In ten years, once your landscaping is mature, hopefully you’ll have the envy of the neighborhood.

Complaint 6- Inferior quality.

They don’t make them like the use to. This is true. For the most part, they make them better now than they used to.

So what’s the real problem. There’s probably a couple factors: Read more here!