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Planning for Retirement: Getting Better With Age

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It’s a rule when you retire, they pack you up and send you to Florida! OK, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. And, although I’m sure Florida is a great place to live out your Golden Years, Gwinnett has some really great options. And let’s face it, for some of us, retirement is knocking on our door.

Different options for the perfect fit:

Retirement homes and communities are definitely not what they used to be, but in a really good way! Options range from gated communities, assisted living, independent living communities, and apartment style facilities. You will find them equipped with walk-in showers and central heating and air. These days there are even retirement communities offering movie theaters, barbershops, beauty salons and technology centers.

Various activities and outings:

Retirement communities and homes no longer use bingo as the precursor for all things fun. Many facilities provide daily transportation to anywhere you want to go. They are also offering exercise classes, outdoor walking paths, crafts and games, and restaurant style dining. In fact, some communities even offer specialty diets such as vegan, kosher, gluten free, and low-sodium diets.

Enjoy your golden years:

No matter what you choose, whether it’s for your loved one or yourself, your golden years don’t mean closing the door on yesteryears fun. They mean living out the rest of your life enjoying your friends, having fun, and staying fit and healthy!

 

10 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR RETIREMENT

As told by the United States Department of Labor, Employee

Benefits Security Administration

1 Start Saving, Keep Saving And Stick To Your Goals

2 Know Your Retirement Needs

3 Contribute To Your Employers Retirement Savings Plan

4 Learn About Your Employers Pension Plan

5 Consider Basic Investment Principles

6 Don’t Touch Your Retirement Savings

7 Ask Your Employer To Start A Plan

8 Put Money Into A Residual Account

9 Find Out About Your Social Security Benefits

10 Ask Questions

For more information, go to https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/publications/top10ways.pdf

 

Four Senior Centers Located in Gwinnett

Buford Human Services Center
2755 Sawnee Ave
Buford, GA 30518
678-225-5367

Centerville Senior Center
3025 Bethany Church Road
Snellville, GA 30039
770-978-4532

Lawrenceville Senior Center
at Rhodes Jordan Park
225 Benson Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
678-277-0970

Norcross Human Services Center
5030 Georgia Belle Court
Norcross, GA 30093
678-225-5430