I just returned from a trip to Nebraska to visit relatives. I was delighted to experience balmy weather, emerald green fields, and a riot of flowers that make Nebraska springtime so glorious. Omaha is a wonderful city with its Old Market shops and dining, and the pedestrian bridge that spans the mighty Missouri River and allows joggers and strollers to walk to Iowa. Retirees would enjoy an affordable lifestyle in this midwest state with its quiet beauty and wide open spaces. Small towns abound, where the quality of life is enriched by close relationships with family and neighbors. You can read more about retirement options in Nebraska on our upcoming retirement directory, www.RetireUSA.net.
The thing that was most profound to me about this trip was the connections with my family and childhood friends. I realize how important it is to be near our loved ones as we enter our retirement years. Home is truly where the heart is! And if our careers have taken us to geographic locations where we have been isolated from our roots, perhaps it's time to consider returning "home" to retire!