You’ve finally done it- you’ve reached retirement, your golden years. For many people, retirement can be challenging. After all, you’ve worked most of your life and now you’re wondering what you should do to fill your newfound time. The key to making retirement some of the best years of your life include going into retirement with the right attitude, creating a vision, and making a list of activities you want to pursue.

If you’ve reached retirement, consider spending your golden years at one of the 8 Solivita Living properties in central Florida. We are an active 55+ community with more than 40 amenities, 250+ clubs, golf courses, fitness centers, restaurants, pickleball courts, tennis courts, and more.

If you’re curious about how you can make the most of your golden years, keep reading to find out.

3 Tips for a Great Retirement

The quality of your golden years depends entirely on you. Here are 3 tips for a great retirement.

Have a Good Attitude

No matter what stage of life you are in, your attitude can make or break you. If you don’t have the right attitude, nothing will make you happy. Many adults have saved all their lives for retirement and have made plans, but their attitude keeps them from enjoying this new stage. When you look at your retirement, open your mind and don’t get caught up in setbacks. Instead, consider this new stage a positive change.

Create a Vision

If you do not have a clear-cut plan, it will be a struggle to enjoy your retirement. You need to have an idea of where you’d like to start and where you hope to end up. Without a solid plan, you’ll have a much harder time completing your goals. There are two questions you need to ask when creating your vision:

  • What are your goals for retirement?
  • What do you want to do with your time?

The answers to these questions will help you create a plan for retirement that will help you make the best of your golden years.

Create a List of Activities You’d Like to Pursue

While it’s true that you need money for retirement, you also need to know what you want to do with the money. Therefore, it’s important to consider all of the activities you’d like to pursue in your golden years. If not, you may become bored and not be able to enjoy your retirement.

You don’t necessarily need money to enjoy retirement, but you do need to have a good plan in place. Visit your local senior center to find out about low- and no-cost activities for retirees. By learning about what is available, you can make a plan and make your retirement as fun-filled as you like.

Solivita Living communities have a variety of exciting amenities and activities to enjoy, including tennis courts, pickleball courts, movie nights, shopping excursions, and more.


Retirement brings along a lot of changes. For some, these changes are positive because they feel like they can get on with enjoying themselves. For others, these changes can be a challenge because they’ve worked for so long and feel they’ve lost their purpose in life. However, these three tips can help you make the most of your retirement and enjoy them as some of the best years of your life.

If you’re retired or getting close to retirement, consider spending your happily ever after at a Solivita Living community in central Florida. There are plenty of things to keep you busy and ensure that you have a great retirement.