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Old 07-20-2013, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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We drive through Vegas on our way to LA to see family and friends. It's just too barren for me to ever consider it permanently.

I had a cousin who lived there for about 10 years. The summer heat was a killer. It's no place for anyone who likes the outdoors in any way, shape or form. He finally packed it in and moved back to central NYS. If you're a total indoor person, the heat probably wont matter much.

 
Old 07-23-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Another option for senior housing is coop apartments. There are a lot of them in NYS, primarily in the NYC area but there are also some in Upstate cities. With a coop, you buy "shares" of the building and you then get an apartment for which you pay rent that's considerably less than it would rent for at market rate. Frequently utilities are included in the rent. I have a good friend who has lived in her coop apartment right in downtown Albany for almost 25 years, having bought into it in her fifties as she planned for retirement.

In NYS, many of these apartment buildings have been built/rehabbed with state and federal money, so they are required to have professional management which has to report to the Division of Housing and Community Renewal as well as a tenant advisory board. That leads to much better management than you sometimes get in condos.
 
Old 07-23-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Nowhere near Chicago
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I like the idea of a coop, and have been looking in areas I'd like to move, and alas, they are few and far between, outside of large metro areas.






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Old 07-27-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Default Travel opportunities

https://www.women-traveling.com/Trav...9/Default.aspx

This looks like an exciting opportunity for some of you. This group would be fun to travel with and for some of you, being a tour leader would be ideal.

They go to lots of fun places all over the world. I plan to take one of their trips once I get settled at my next stop.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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https://www.women-traveling.com/Trav...9/Default.aspx

This looks like an exciting opportunity for some of you. This group would be fun to travel with and for some of you, being a tour leader would be ideal.

They go to lots of fun places all over the world. I plan to take one of their trips once I get settled at my next stop.
Thank you so much for the link!
 
Old 07-27-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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Thank you so much for the link!

Yes, it is a great link! I wish I was 10 years younger.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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You may want to put yourself on their internet subscription list. I've been on for years and it's fun to see where they're going. You'll also be alerted to any new opportunities.

Boogie'smom - read their site. Women of all ages go on these trips and even the tour leaders aren't away that much.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Nowhere near Chicago
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You may want to put yourself on their internet subscription list. I've been on for years and it's fun to see where they're going. You'll also be alerted to any new opportunities.

Boogie'smom - read their site. Women of all ages go on these trips and even the tour leaders aren't away that much.
I'm in no way under aging myself here, lol, and wanted to share that my mother used to used groups such as this, and traveled extensively.... and has amazing memories, and some stories about what to avoid, which usually involved personalities.


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Old 08-03-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I am not alone but open this occasionally to see who has what to say.
I do have a seriously ill husband....enough so that we discuss 'what if's" quite a bit.
What if I'm left alone and more seriously, what if he is.

So thinking ahead isn't really as gruesome as it may seem....it's more an attempt to have a plan in place so nothing is done at exactly the time when big decisions shouldn't be made.

For this thread, regardless of how much I've tried to project, Still can't figure out whether to stay "home' in NY where all the family is and everything is familiar or to make Florida my base, where there are more friends and a bigger social life.......or to go off to someplace entirely different.

Both places aren't as active as I think I want but then I think...."Yeah...but I'm not as active as I think I want either"
 
Old 08-03-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Nowhere near Chicago
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Still can't figure out whether to stay "home' in NY where all the family is and everything is familiar or to make Florida my base, where there are more friends and a bigger social life.......or to go off to someplace entirely different.

Both places aren't as active as I think I want but then I think...."Yeah...but I'm not as active as I think I want either"
I'd be asking myself which group I couldn't live without, or rather, would make me the happiest. Family or friends? And a social life is important. Family usually doesn't give us much of that... except for holidays. *I'm making a generalization, so please forgive*

I'd stay around friends, most definitely. And I'm sorry to read about your husband....



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