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How to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space All Year
How to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space All Year

Some believe that the end of summer also marks the final days of enjoying outdoor barbecues, parties, and casual get-togethers. Yet, just by adding a few design elements to your outdoor space, you can extend the good times through the fall months and even into winter....

What is an “Activity Friend”?
What is an “Activity Friend”?

Starhaven Villas’ current homeowners, and future homeowners, are made up of a variety of stellar and interesting people, including single individuals. A popular trend for those individuals who are widowed, divorced or single is, instead of “dating”, to find “Activity...

Healthy Eating for Active Senior Adults
Healthy Eating for Active Senior Adults

Starhaven Villas promotes an active lifestyle before and after retirement. The options available to get out and move your body are abundant and can foster an effective routine of healthy exercise. Part of a healthy, active lifestyle is nourishing your body properly....

Active Adult Community: What’s All the Hype with Pickleball? Part 2
Active Adult Community: What’s All the Hype with Pickleball? Part 2

Like all great stories, pickleball came about on a sunny day with little to do. In 1965, two dads named Joel Pritchard and Bill Bell arrived at Pritchard’s home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, after a golf outing. They found that their families were bored with no...

How to Create a Cohesive Community
How to Create a Cohesive Community

Most people, when choosing where to move, want a community that feels familiar and friendly. So, how do you create a cohesive community? At Starhaven Villas, we had a congenial community in mind from the very beginning. The very layout of Starhaven Villas community...

Making the Right Home Affordable for Seniors
Making the Right Home Affordable for Seniors

Rarely are we actually in a position to “have our cake and eat it, too.” If you are at least 62 years old and looking at buying a home but don’t want a mortgage payment, take a look at the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)! Believe it or not, over 50% of our...

5 Classes That Are Fun for Seniors
5 Classes That Are Fun for Seniors

After a lifetime of work, if you are anything like other retirees, you may struggle with finding ways to occupy your time. Just because you have retired from your career, doesn’t mean you have to retire from growth and learning. This is an ideal time to explore hidden...

Do You Use Active Relaxation to Ease Stress?
Do You Use Active Relaxation to Ease Stress?

It is inevitable that life will bring times of stress and anxiety, even in our retirement years. We know chronic stress can negatively impact our health and well-being. It can increase blood pressure, contribute to diabetes, cancer, weight gain, and digestive issues,...

Summer: A Season for Festivals & Events
Summer: A Season for Festivals & Events

After more than a year of cancelled trips, events, and visits, most of us are more than ready to get out and do something, pretty much anything! And while some of the local festivals and events are postponed one more year, there are still enough to experience...

Does Technology Suffer from Ageism?
Does Technology Suffer from Ageism?

It was recently brought to my attention the struggle seniors experience when trying to use technology. It reminded me of when my father, who had Parkinson’s Disease, couldn’t articulate words and thus could not easily communicate with anyone. Today much of our...