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Old 01-04-2013, 03:25 PM
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I have a feeling that more elderly people slip and fall in their own homes than out on the ice/snow. I'm not saying it isn't a danger, but the throw rugs, stairs and bathtub are just as dangerous!
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:00 PM
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Washington state is a very mild place when compared to the locales mentioned in most retirement forums. Marine climes are generally more blah than anything noteworthy, the rain is usually mild and more of an annoyance than an inconvenience. A lot of friend's and some family have made it to the SW for winters and permanent residence but I'll take the mild over the extreme. Yuma, Tucson, Phoenix, and areas of Mexico have long been the norm for those who want to spend their last days in the warmth and dry of these cities/regions where the sun is the major attraction, but, what do you do after you've sat in the sun for a few hours, or worse hiding in your house all day, not from the cold but from the heat.

It is an odd trade off, to move a thousand miles or so and still be hunkering down inside for months at a time, the extremes of heat or cold make for a poor choice in any decision of where to spend a lot of time doing whatever your heart desires. Getting out is THE thing when you no longer work, sitting in the house is for those years of physical or mental depletion, and yes, those days are a fact of life given any longevity at all. The west cost of the U.S. is a great place to retire to, plenty of small towns with not too high rent or purchase prices for housing. I go south for a month or two tops in the winter, keeps me from rusting and keeps me outside when that winter chill wears thin.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:26 PM
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Become a snow bird if you can afford it .If not perhaps hawaii
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:49 AM
Location: State College,Pa
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Default Searching for a place

I'm tired of living in the cold central mountains of Pa. My wife and I plan to retire Jan,2014.
I'm the founder of culturallycool.com therefore We are looking for a place that's warm and has a lot of mixed cultures. Coming from a large college town we are used to people from around the world.
Problem is whether conditions keep us from earthquake places and tornadoes. We don't care about hurricanes to much we fell we have enough warning to leave. any suggestions?
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