Buying a House at 55 Years Old

Buying a home can be exciting and scary no matter what stage of life you’re in. But many seniors 55 and older see huge benefits downsizing from their family home and moving to active senior living communities. If you’re considering buying a house at 55 years are older, here are a few tips to help … Read More

The Importance of the Cat Nap

Ah, sleep…There’s nothing quite like cozying up under the covers for some shuteye after a long day. But the truth is, you should be seeking slumber during the daytime as well. Are you taking advantage of a cat nap or two during the day? If not, you’re seriously missing out. Not only is napping a … Read More

What’s in the Color Red!

An interesting article in the New York Times entitled, “How Do We See Red? Count the Ways,” seems appropriate for February’s Newsletter.  The author, Natalie Angier, reminisces that “Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, that sweet Hallmark holiday when you can have anything your heart desires, so long as it’s red.  Red roses, red nighties, … Read More

Can I Retire?

Retirement is a little like jumping off a cliff into the deep blue sea of the rest of your life―it’s scary, exciting and there’s no turning back. When you’re smack in the middle of the “can i retire?” conversation, you’re usually focused on how much money you’ll need, but that’s just the tip of the … Read More

Westlake Impressions!

As I write the first Newsletter of 2018, Westlake Residents are honored to be among the country’s population enduring the coldest recorded-setting temperatures!  I fear our snowbirds may not have escaped the “Bomb Cyclone’s” impact that ferried across our Nation! What may help bring warmth to your heart, and hearth, is the impression Westlake Residents … Read More

How to Avoid Empty Nest Syndrome

You may find yourself dreaming of the day your children move out of the house, but the fact is, empty nest syndrome can be difficult to deal with. After spending at least two decades as a parent, it’s only natural to experience a range of emotions when they leave. From the sadness of watching them … Read More

Ways to Prepare for Non Retirement

Have you heard? Sixty-five is the new 45, and many people aren’t ready for traditional retirement when the time comes. Instead, people are finding ways of keeping busy after retiring in ways that let them continue to pursue their passions and maintain a fulfilling life. This state of non retirement has become the new normal … Read More

Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Blessings begin with candles glowing, lights twinkling, gifts wrapped (maybe), and as Holiday Music pervades the air!  It is truly a magical and wonderful time of year!  Walking on a cold crisp December evening at Westlake Golf & Country Club, we enjoy seeing our homes shine brightly with Seasonal Splendor! Hopefully, you have made progress … Read More

How to Make the Most of a 3 Day Weekend

Wondering what to do with yourself on that upcoming 3 day weekend? It’s time for a mini vacation! Long weekend getaways are a great way to have a bit of an escape without putting a big dent in your budget. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, New Jersey offers couples … Read More

Benefits of Drinking Water

(Besides Quenching Thirst!) If there’s one health recommendation that everyone seems to know, it would be to drink plenty of water. Since our bodies need proper hydration to function, not drinking enough of it prevents us from functioning optimally. But do you really need eight glasses per day to get all the benefits of drinking … Read More