Retiring to San Antonio? Here are ways to keep up your lifestyle active

Retiring to San Antonio? Here are ways to keep up your lifestyle active

San Antonio -- with its good economy, no state income tax, low cost of living and warm climate -- has made Forbes’ list of the top 25 places to retire in 2012. But if you’re relocating to San Antonio from another city or state for retirement, it may take you awhile to get your bearings before you know what’s fully available for you, activities-wise, as a retiree.

Here are just a few ideas to help you get started:

1. Take advantage of the moderate climate. With San Antonio’s temperate weather, you’ll be able to get outside comfortably and safely throughout much of the year. So whatever your pleasure -- walking, golfing, fishing, biking, hiking -- you’ll be able to enjoy it in San Antonio! Try casting a line at Woodlawn Lake Park, taking your bike for a spin on the Greenway Trails, teeing off at one of the Alamo City Golf Trail locations or taking a walk through San Antonio Botanical Garden Park.

2. Volunteer. Dedicate some of your time to a cause close to your heart. Volunteer opportunities not only keep the mind and body active, but also lift the spirits and provide the comfort of doing things for the greater good.

3. Head out on a trip! Stay active by jetting off to a brand-new locale every so often. Desirable destinations are easily within your reach when departing from San Antonio International Airport (SAT). In fact, on an average day, SAT has 260 domestic and international departures and arrivals.

You may be wondering, too, if San Antonio is a good place to be once the active years of retirement have gone. Not only is San Antonio an excellent place to spend active retirement years, but it’s also a preferred place to be for people who are aging and in need of elder care. From services that provide transportation and home-delivered meals, to San Antonio’s top nursing homes as rated by Angie's List customer reviews, the city provides great support for seniors.

Of course 70% of people who reach the age of 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives, and not everybody has an investment account to cover these costs. And Medicare won't cover custodial extended care either. Learn more about your options with this Do You Need Long-Term Care Insurance? inforgraphic.

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