Tax season, for some, may be the time when you start planning that next home project or renovation based on your estimated tax return. Or, maybe, tax season 2020 is the year you want to use your tax return to enjoy your retirement a little bit more!
As you file your taxes and anticipate your tax return, you may be looking for creative or new ways to enjoy your return. HarborChase Senior Living is sharing some of those fun ways!
Enjoy Something New
If you have a dream destination, your tax return could be used to get you started to fund your next big adventure. With the price of travel going down, depending on the time of year, there are many options out there that can be afforded with the average tax return. One travel option that’s becoming increasingly popular for older adults is cruises. Some liners even cater directly to the demographic, offering inclusive pricing and feature activities for seniors and their families.
A new hobby or skill is a great way to invest in ourselves, as it helps us rekindle passion and, depending on the hobby, can help improve our health. Gardening, for example, is a hobby that places you outdoors with fresh air and allows you to work with your hands. Gardening has many health benefits, in addition to providing us with fresh fruit and vegetables, it exposes us to vitamin D, and it can be used as a form of aerobic exercise. You could use your tax return to purchase seeds, plants, and other tools and start your own garden, or give your landscaping a pick-me-up!
If you want to support local, a night out on the town could be a fun and creative way to spend your tax return. Enjoy a meal at your favorite local restaurant or try someplace new and different! Not only can you enjoy yourself, but you can also put money back into your community, which benefits the local economy. One study in Chicago found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the city while only $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer.
A spa day is another way to treat yourself, which can also have health benefits. The health benefits of a spa day stretch far beyond stress relief; spas have been shown to help reduce our chances of dementia, promote a healthier heart, and can decrease inflammation while improving circulation.
While a spa day is a great way to pamper yourself, sometimes the most fun and relaxing experiences are alongside family, friends, and loved ones. Treating yourself and others may be the best way to spend your tax return! Use your tax return to craft an experience that creates lasting and fond memories. Take your friends out for a nice dinner, enjoy a day with children or grandchildren, or take a family trip to a local destination. It doesn’t matter what the activity is, simply enjoy each other’s company.
Making the Most of Your Returns
For those who have been considering a retirement community, like HarborChase Senior Living communities, a tax return could also be used towards that goal. While you can spend your tax return on a night of fun or pampering yourself for a week, using it towards a senior living community can set you up for a more permanent adventure!
HarborChase Senior Living communities throughout the United States offer an unparalleled level of hospitality, accompanied by lavish amenities. HarborChase Senior Living understands the desire for adventure and new experiences, and our communities cater towards that. With a calendar full of social, physical, and educational activities, we make retirement living the grand adventure our residents desire and deserve!
Our communities have a dedication to creating the “Best Day” every day. Through our attentive staff, delightful dining experiences, engaging activities, and celebrations, we aim to improve our resident’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being. To learn more about HarborChase Senior Living communities, we invite you to find a community near you and start celebrating senior living!