Retirement Opportunities in The Mount Washington Valley
If you’re of the age where Retirement is no longer a fantasy far off in the distant future, but rather a real consideration, Mount Washington Valley is one of those magical places where dreams can become reality. Maybe you’re not into the land of steamy summers and Early Bird Specials. Or, maybe you’re a snowbird. Either way, MWV is filled with Seniors who continue to enjoy the active outdoor lifestyle. Our Seniors don’t like to set themselves apart in private over-55 developments. They enjoy blending in with the rest of the friendly, welcoming community that is Mount Washington Valley.
Dozens of Golf Courses spread out along our beautiful green valleys. The many Ski Resorts offer attractive day and season rates for Seniors. www.mtwashingtonvalley.org. Hiking trails run the gamut from easy walks in the woods along picturesque streams and waterfalls, to moderate climbs up hilly terrain to get your heart rate going, to spectacular climbs up some of the highest peaks in the Northeast. I’ve met many folks well into their retirement years on some of the steepest hiking trails I’ve been on. The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has several base camps, lodges and huts in the White Mountains and they offer excursions for those over 55. http://amc-nh.org/committee/excursions/over55.php
Maybe you’re not quite that active. Mount Washington Valley certainly offers a multitude of live entertainment options. M&D Productions www.yourtheatre.com is an award-winning community theatre that often produces edgy, thought provoking plays and hosts Drylongso Coffeehouse nights. Arts in Motion http://www.artsinmotiontheater.com welcomes all to share their mission of promoting and supporting music and theater for all ages. And the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at the Fryeburg Academy is a spectacularly beautiful new facility offering live musical performances as well as live broadcasts in HD from the Metropolitan Opera and the National Theatre of London. www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. The Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME is a dinner theatre offering excellent food along with outstanding musical entertainment. www.stonemountainartcenter.com
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities for Seniors as well. The RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, day care centers, police departments, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org70267.jsp Many local organizations such as the Animal Shelter www.conwayshelter.org, the hospital, the Dinner Bell, and Starting Point, to name just a few, are always in need of volunteers and anyone can volunteer their time directly to one of the many non-profits in the area. People with business experience are especially needed on Boards of Directors. http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/services/non-profit-club.cfm
Since 1979, The Gibson Center for Senior Services has provided meals, transportation services and social and educational programs to seniors in the greater Mount Washington Valley area. www.gibsoncenter.org.
The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, now entering its 2nd century of caring for people of Mt. Washington Valley, offers highly skilled providers and staff, supported by the latest technology, providing excellent, compassionate care for people of all ages. www.memorialhospitalnh.org.
And, if it’s a home you are looking for, this is where we can help! We know that Seniors often have different housing needs than young families. First floor master bedrooms or even single-story living are often important considerations for our Senior customers and clients. Perhaps you’re looking for the convenience of a low-maintenance condo, or Planned Unit Development. We know how to help you find the homes with the amenities that are important to you.
When you are ready to buy your Retirement Home in Mount Washington Valley, call Joy Tarbell, your Seniors Real Estate Specialist.
(603) 569-4663 ext 5230