4 Tips For A Healthy New Year

With the new year right around the corner, although it is a time for celebration, it does mean another year has come and gone. Health is an important aspect of your life, especially as you get older. At Roberts Resorts, we love a great New Year’s resolution, and these 4 health tips can help you keep your resolutions in place and help you feel young and vibrant!

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Participate in cognitive health activities

Mental health is an important aspect of health that we tend to overlook as we extol the benefits of staying physically fit. Keep your mind engaged and stimulated through a language class, book club or by playing brain games and trivia on the computer.

Exercise or start a new physical activity

Exercise doesn’t have to exhausting, and it certainly doesn’t have to feel like work. Older adults are increasingly looking to classes such as yoga and tai chi to not only increase physical health, but to meet people and widen their social circles. Other activities like local walking clubs can be found at many senior organizations and community centers.

Eat more fresh foods

Processed foods are easy to throw together for a meal, but they come with a host of health issues and concerns, and frankly, they’re not worth the hassle. Make a promise to eat more fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables and you’ll see a noticeable difference in the way you look and feel – and it takes very little work on your end.

Schedule regular checkups

Unfortunately, with age comes an increased risk of illness and other complications such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis and other medical conditions. Making sure that you schedule a regular annual checkup can help in early detection and prevention.

Not only will these New Year’s resolutions improve your mental and physical health, they’ll provide social opportunities and benefit your life in multiple ways.

5 Survival Tips For Holiday Travel

The holidays are here, and that means visiting family and friends. Coming along with visiting your friends and family, is everyone else that has the same exact idea, and will be traveling at the same times. Here at Roberts Resorts, we know all about the stresses of travel, and how to help relieve these stresses especially during the holiday season.

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These 5 tips will help you survive that dreaded holiday travel:

Leave Early-

This may seem like a common sense tip, but it is better to be too early than too late. As much as you think you know how long it takes to get to the airport, or the back roads instead of the highways, leave yourself enough time. You may forget to get gas before you leave and have to make a pit stop. The last thing you want to do is be late on a holiday, especially when people are expecting you. If you arrive way too early, enjoy the scenery and holiday lights to take up some time.

Keep A Full Belly-

Thinking straight while holiday traveling is crucial, as a little mistake can send your entire day haywire. Also, you are already going to be a bit grouchy and stressed, and that affects your day as well. You can help combat both of these by making sure you are well fed and not hungry. Pack some snacks as well, as you never know when you may need them.

Ship Gifts-

Shipping gifts unwrapped is the best approach, especially if you are flying. Shipping a wrapped gift may have to be inspected by TSA, so it is better to wait to wrap the gift when you arrive. Also, shipping gifts will save a lot of headaches rather than trying to find space to pack them in luggage.

Plan For The Unexpected-

It is the winter months, and everyone is traveling. From sudden snowstorms, to random traffic and accidents, to a popped tire, the unexpected can happen. Having backup plans and being prepared for these instances can go a long way to helping with stress levels. This is why it is important to leave enough time for you to get places.

Stay Connected-

With today’s technology, it is easier than ever to stay connected to everything and everyone. Keep tabs on the local weather and the weather of your destination from travel apps and weather websites. Remember to search for current traffic patterns on the internet as well. Using a cell phone to keep in touch with your relatives or friends you are visiting is important as well, to keep them updated on your status and when your expected arrival time is.

 

 

Holiday Decorations Anyone Can Make

Let’s face it. The holidays can sometimes mean you are strapped for cash for decorations. Perhaps you simply ran out of time and the holidays snuck up on you. No need to fret! Here are easy do-it-yourself decorations that will add some holiday spirit to any home!

  • A homemade advent calendar can give that extra touch your children will love. Take containers you have lying around the house like jars, soup cans or boxes. Paint them in a uniform way with numbers 1-25, fill with goodies and add colorful tissue paper on the top. Stack as you please and open one a day!
  • Create a wreath out of Styrofoam and candy! Purchase three bags of peppermints and one bag of Red Hots. You will also need a hot glue gun and a white foam wreath shape. Hot glue the peppermints in rows allowing them to touch. Use the Red Hots to fill in white space and allow it to dry. An alternative to using Red Hots is to cover the foam with red fabric before starting to glue to peppermints. Hang with a festive ribbon!
  • If you love poinsettia plants but just don’t have the space for them, try using them to decorate your Christmas tree! Cut the stems a few inches long – long enough so they can hold on to the tree branches – and place them throughout your tree. You can use as many or as few as you like!
  • Mason jars can make perfect candle holders! Place a votive candle inside the jar and fill the edges with fake berries and spruce strands. Use twine or festive ribbon and tie a bow around the top. Glitter is another way to get festive! Create a design with glue and sprinkle glitter on it. They can also be accented with simple seasonal blooms or small holiday items such as ornaments instead of candles.
  • Create the perfect the homemade ornaments! Purchase brightly colored paper that is a little thicker than regular paper. Use a border punch or pattern scissors to cut strips of varying length. Staple the ends together so that they create an ornament shape. Mix it up by using different colored paper on the same ornament! You can also buy plain glass ornaments and fill them with colored tinsel or paper. The glass ornaments also give you the option to decorate them however you like.

Arizona Vacation Destinations by Roberts Resorts Offer Shopping, Entertainment, Five-Star Amenities

Since 1968, Roberts Resorts has offered the feeling of community and home to the 55+ active adult community. Surrounded by the beautiful, year-round weather and amazing geography of Arizona, anyone at Roberts Resorts, whether you are visiting or making a home here, can benefit from one of the most active private manufactured housing communities in the nation.

Located throughout Arizona’s most desired locations, the Phoenix RV Parks at Roberts Resorts are in close proximity to a number of activities for all ages and abilities.

At Pueblo El Mirage RV and Golf Resort, enjoy a gated community that offers a beach-entry pool, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course.

Five star amenities are what you can find at Sunrise RV Resort, where you can rent or purchase a manufactured home. An on-site activities director assures that you will stay active and busy through cookouts, classes, games, dances and other entertainment. Sunrise also has a recreation center where residents can enjoy a game of cards or tennis.

Outside of the resorts, you can enjoy various activities and tours in Arizona that will introduce you to more beauty than you could have ever imagined would be in the desert.

Choose Roberts Resorts!
Roberts Resorts in Arizona offers affordable new homes, RV sites and resort amenities designed for your satisfaction and comfort. Our RV lots can accommodate up to 45-foot motor homes with full hook-ups to Wi-Fi and cable. Come live and share the good life with us at Roberts Resorts today by visiting http://www.robertsresorts.com/resorts/roberts-resorts/contact.php.

Route 66 for Kicks

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Back in the 1930’s this was a major artery connecting our great country, the US of A. Today it stands as a historical and scenic route for all to enjoy. If you’re thinking about a road trip, Route 66 has some great things to offer. Arizona alone has hundreds of miles of uninterrupted road and a variety of scenic views as well as famous attractions, such as the giant desert dinosaurs.  Here’s a few interesting tidbits about good ole’ Route 66.

  • Route 66 was established the 11th of November, 1926
  • It stretched 2,448 miles going from Chicago, Illinois, all the way West to Santa Monica, California.
  • The actual “birthplace,” of Route 66 is in Springfield, Missouri. Officials there first proposed a highway connecting the West to the East.
  • It was nicknamed “The Mother Road.”
  • Many small communities along the highway flourished from the flow of travelers. Small businesses thrived and mom-and-pop shops became profitable.
  • Motels, drive-in movies, burger joints, motor courts, auto shops, gas stations, and many other small businesses grew into American pop-culture.
  • A famous song, “Get Your Kicks on Route-66,” and television series, “Route 66,” were both obviously inspired by the ionic highway.
  • On June 27, 1985, the US Highway System officially decommissioned Route 66.

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Get Out Of The Winter Cold and Over To Roberts Resorts

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The storybook way to spend a winter would be to sit by a warm fire with a nice cup of hot chocolate warming your hands, watching the snow fall outside while you enjoy some quiet time, but have you ever considered changing things up a bit?

Don’t stay cooped up all winter, and instead head over to Roberts Resorts Arizona RV parks where you can enjoy the beauty of Arizona. With several options of vacation homes, RV sites and resort amenities, you and other 55+ active adults can live and share the good life in an exceptional retirement community.

On a space of 310 acres, Pueblo El Mirage and Golf Resort provides its residents with a luxury beach entry pool, tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, fitness center, and much more. Manufactured homes and RV spaces are located near major medical facilities, spring training camps and endless shopping options that will keep you busy.

At Gold Canyon RV and Golf Resort, you can enjoy a 9-hole executive golf course, two pools, tennis courts, fitness center, and more. This is an exceptional place to enjoy the natural geographical beauty of the Sonoran Desert. An on-site activities director will ensure that you have access to potlucks, wine tasting, comedian acts and much more. RV lots at Gold Canyon are considered “deluxe,” and include driveways for vehicles, concrete patios, private picnic tables and complimentary Wi-Fi and cable. Standard Lots are also available with a driveway, patio and cable.

Take pleasure in 34 acres of beautiful scenery at Sunrise RV Resort, where you are sure to feel instant comfort with the security of a gated community with RV or Park Model accommodations available for rent or purchase. Take part in tennis games and pool activities or take a nice stroll down one of the many grass-lined walking paths that are just some of the pleasures to enjoy at Sunrise. The activity director here will interest you in tag-along’s, cookouts, classes, games, dances and other forms of entertainment that all residents and visitors can enjoy in Arizona’s year-round warm weather.

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Seniors, Play Ball!

senior softballAt Roberts Resorts RV resorts in Arizona, we want our community members to have fun at stay healthy at the same time. It’s entirely possible at Senior Softball USA, which offers those visiting or making a home at Roberts Resorts access to more than 10 different senior softball leagues all over Arizona.

Senior Softball USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of American and the World. The program sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook and promotes senior softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play senior softball in the U.S. today.

For those enjoying their time at Roberts Resorts Arizona RV resorts, here are several leagues to look into to start having fun while staying active:

Prescott Senior Softball League
Game day(s): Mondays and Thursdays
Age Divisions: 50+

Tucson Senior Softball League (Men Only)
Game day(s): Sundays
Age Divisions: 50+

Havasu Senior Softball League
Game day(s): Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Age Divisions: 50+

Mesa Parks and Rec Senior Softball
Game day(s): Tuesdays and Thursdays
Age Divisions: 50+

Pebble Creek Senior Softball Association
Game day(s): Tuesdays and Saturdays in the morning
Age Divisions: 50+

Saddlebrooke Senior Softball Association
Game day(s): Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Age Divisions: 40+

Sun Lakes Senior Softball Association
Game day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays, 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
Age Divisions: 50+

Town of Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation Senior Softball League
Game day(s): Wednesday mornings
Age Divisions: 65+

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Manufactured Housing at Roberts Resorts

roberts resortsAt Roberts Resorts Arizona RV Parks, our communities provide affordable, luxurious park model and manufactured homes. With 5 styles and more than 20 floor plans and square footage options to fit your personal requirements offered at Pueblo El Mirage, you’ll feel right at home.

The manufactured home communities at Pueblo El Mirage RV resorts in Arizona offer an easy lifestyle for seniors that leave you more time to do the things you have wanted to do. A manufactured home is any home factory-built in the U.S. following Title 6 construction standards (known as the HUD-code). They are spacious, energy-efficient and reasonably priced.

There has been a noticeable rate of growth in the manufactured housing industry over the past decade. One of the biggest reasons for this is affordability, as well as the offer of the quality, value and technologically advanced features that homebuyers desire. Manufactured housing can provide many residents with the best housing value and quality.

There are many financial benefits to living in a manufactured home community. When living in a manufactured home, you are purchasing your home, but you can lease the land where your home is located. As a result, your initial dollar investment is much lower, putting more money in your pocket so you can save, cover living expenses or enjoy any of the many activities offered at Roberts Resorts Phoenix RV Parks.

The affordability of manufactured homes is mostly due to the efficiency of the construction and factory process as these properties are built. Factory employees are more commonly trained, scheduled and managed by one employer instead of being part of a system of contracted labor. They are able to purchase large quantities of building materials and products through negotiating the lowest possible price for items that are usually more expensive in a site-built home.

At Pueblo El Mirage, future residents will find manufactured home communities that are known to immediately charm with their front porches, vaulted ceilings, garages or carports, sidewalks and tree-filled streets. These homes also come various one-bedroom or two-bedroom floor plans, with the option for a third bedroom or den on some properties. They are located near some of our many golf courses, and are a perfect intimate space to use seasonally or as a living destination.

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Improve Your Home At The Maricopa County Home Show

At Roberts Resorts RV and resort communities, you will be provided with affordable, luxurious manufactured homes that fit your personal needs. At our Pueblo El Mirage RV and golf resort, you can customize your home to meet your personal tastes and individual needs. To get started in creating your dream home this month, check out Maricopa County Home Shows.

During the months of September and October, you can attend one or many home improvement seminars, from landscaping to kitchen remodeling, to get started on creating your dream home. Some other features at the Maricopa County Home Show include:

- Gather remodel ideas from the experts for your kitchen at the 4th Annual Kitchen Design Competition showcasing the best full-kitchen remodel displays! Licensed remodeling companies show off the latest trends in cabinetry, appliances, countertops, fixtures, lighting and flooring.
- Free Walkup landscape consultation from Horticultural Frontiers Landscape and Design for homeowners who bring their backyard measurements and pictures to the show
- Learn how to plant a vegetable or herb garden, prune citrus trees, start composting and more at the University of Arizona Master Gardeners seminars
- Take your palate on an adventure at the “All Around the World” wine tasting
- “How To” Home Improvement Seminars with Debbie from Home Depot and 3TV’s Good Morning Arizona
- Complimentary Interior Design consultation from Tabitha Evans Design for homeowners who take photographs of the space of interest, measure the room (get all dimensions to include built-ins, doors, windows, etc.), and bring in inspirational items such as other pictures, magazine tear outs, etc.

The show will be held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Sept. 27, 28, and 29. Click here for more information.

At Roberts Resorts Phoenix RV Parks, our goal is to make you feel at home, whether you are a resident or taking a quick trip in the RV. Pueblo El Mirage RV and Golf Resort Village Homes appeal to most 55+ active adults offering nine floor plans, low maintenance approach and your choice of floor coverings – sure to delight you – and your wallet.