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5 Technology Tools to Improve the Quality of Your Retirement

On 16, Feb 2017 | No Comments | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

Have you maximized the use of technology to improve your lifestyle? Retirement is the time when you can enjoy the golden years of your life, and there are many tools that can be used to help around the house. If you like to keep up with the tech industry, then you will love some of these gadgets:

1. Voice Activated In-Home Assistant

Amazon’s Alexa system and other speakers are easy to control with the spoken word. If your hands are busy with your favorite hobby, then you can adjust the playlist by giving a verbal command. This in-home assistant can provide information, manage shopping lists, and even set a timer for your dinner that is in the oven.

2. Camera Security Systems

By leveraging your smartphone and strategically placing cameras, you can keep an eye on your home when you are away on vacation. A security camera can be positioned to show who is on the front porch when the doorbell rings. Or, set up cameras inside so that you can monitor the activities of the housekeeping crew during the day.

3. Floodlight Security

Another great option is a floodlight cam, which triggers the camera when the motion-sensor floodlight is activated. This system can be setup with facial recognition, a built-in alarm, night vision, and two-way audio. If you are notified on your app that the camera has been triggered, then you can zoom in and choose to sound the alarm or manually flash the lights to scare intruders away. Everything can be controlled on your smartphone from any location with a good internet connection.

4. Smart Watches

Do you love staying connected with your kids and grandkids, but you don’t like using your smartphone all the time? Invest in a smart watch which will allow you to manage phone calls, text messages, and other apps on your wrist.

5. Medication Dispenser

It is common for people of all ages to take medication for various health conditions, such as acid reducers, blood pressure management, and more. If you find it a hassle to remember the dosages, then consider the benefits of a medication management tool. Program the tool once, then load the machine with your medicine. The machine is coded to deliver the pills at the right time, giving you a quick reminder.

Here at Greenwald &Gerke Realtors, we specialize in real estate services for retired adults. Contact us today if you want to buy a home that will help you maximize the use of technology in your life: (844) 782-9674

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Retirement Communities Offer Top-Notch Social Opportunities

On 26, Oct 2016 | No Comments | In Blog | By Ron Greenwald

Research has found that socialization is essential for healthy aging, and many mature adults are taking this principle to heart. Travel among retired adults has increased by 70% since 2004, and people are looking for ways to maximize their lifestyle during their golden years.

Are you looking for a way to boost social interactions and find common friends to share hobbies and weekly activities? Retirement communities are a great option for people who want to maintain social interaction and an active lifestyle.

The Evolution of Retirement Communities

Some people hesitate when they hear the term “retirement community,” because they think of white walls and boring Bingo games. But, the industry has drastically changed in recent years. Retirement communities are now focused on mature adults who are looking to maintain a fun, active schedule. These communities offer the friendship and support that many people are looking for at this time in their lives.

These age-restricted communities often have a minimum age of 55 years old for the residents. The neighborhood creates an environment where mature adults can maintain independence and enjoy amazing benefits provided with their housing.

Engaging Retirement Community Activities

What activities are available in these housing developments? The possibilities are endless, and many communities are looking for ways to improve their amenities. These are some of the common benefits that are offered:

  • Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pools
  • Golf Course
  • Clubhouse
  • Social Events
  • Computer Labs
  • Hobby Centers
  • Tennis Courts
  • Other Recreational Spaces

When you choose the right community, access to these features is included in the homeowner’s association fees. By living in the neighborhood, you can enjoy these fun activities every day of the week. These activities offer great opportunities to connect with other mature adults in the area.

Are you interested in learning more about “rightsizing” your home by moving into an active lifestyle retirement community? It is essential that you work with a real estate team that understands your individual needs. Here at Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we offer real estate services for mature adults. Contact us to find out more about the unique services that are available for you: (844) 782-9674

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SOLD: 4691 Zelda Avenue, La Mesa, Ca 91942

On 19, Dec 2013 | No Comments | In Real Estate, Sold Properties | By Ron Greenwald

4691 Zelda Avenue, La Mesa, Ca 91942

Magnificent cul-de-sac location in great neighborhood. Quiet location for this 3 bedroom; 2 bath home. Granny Flat possibilities! Pool w/ two story pool house. Within the Helix Charter High School Boundary. Your turn to put in some sweat equity to make it your own. Pool, guest house option, work shed, garage is currently converted to extra living space. SOLD FOR OVER ASKING PRICE IN 7 DAYS! p>

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