Retiring in Barcelona – How the Quality of Living can Optimize this Beautiful Stage of Life

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Retired Couple in Barcelona

Retiring in Barcelona – How the Quality of Living can Optimize this Beautiful Stage of Life

Moving to Spain could be good for your Mental Health

 

Retired Couple in Barcelona

 

Most people’s first thoughts when they hear “Spain” is usually warm climates, palm trees and a generally more relaxed and laid-back lifestyle. According to the Mental State of the World Report, the most comprehensive study of its kind, Spain is actually one of the top countries, with the highest level of well-being. After tracking the mental health levels of 34 countries around the globe, they made a statement that moving to Spain could be good for your mental health.

 

Spain in one of the Top 10 countries with highest levels of wellbeing

 

The interesting results regarding five different aspects of mental wellbeing proved that: especially during the pandemic the general mental health stage fell, but surprisingly that phenomenon was seen more in English-speaking countries, whereas the Latin American and Spanish speaking countries did a better performance. Six out of the 10 countries with the best average mental health score were Spanish speaking!

And… Spain ranked second for highest level of well-being.

 

Why Spain is the right choice for your retirement

 

But not only young people benefit from that excellent level of well-being, in Spain the life expectancy is also higher than in most of the rest of Europe, which makes it well-prepared for retired people.

Retirement is a very beautiful stage in people’s lives, in fact, for many it can mean a change of scenery. Whether it’s due to age, health or other reasons one thing is to be said: you can only benefit from a move to Spain. Especially Barcelona is a safe and nice choice: it not only offers you the calmness of the seaside, it can also challenge you with a little hike walking trail at the famous Tibidabo.

 

 

 

What has Barcelona to offer for seniors?

 

Barcelona has not only the sea and the mountains which offer activities. In fact, discounts are also offered for many different kind of activities to senior citizens and retirees with the intention that they leave their homes and enjoy the wonderful metropolitan city.

 

Barcelona has not only the sea and the mountains which offer activities. In fact, discounts are also offered for many different kind of activities to senior citizens and retirees with the intention that they leave their homes and enjoy the wonderful metropolitan city.

 

Tarjeta Rosa

 

The “Tarjeta Rosa” is a social card, which allows users to travel for free or at a reduced rate on the metro, TMB metropolitan buses, trams and the Montjuïc funicular. They also enjoy benefits in various health-related establishments, such as opticians and physiotherapy centres, cultural and leisure venues, such as theatres, cinemas, museums and bookshops, sports centres, municipal courses and workshops or Imserso holiday travel.

 

 

Activities of the Council

 

The Barcelona City Council also provides a bigger variety of activities for the elderly. In fact, everything you can imagine is offered: they subsidize trips and organize conferences dedicated to the elderly, as well as workshops, language courses, wine tastings…

 

IMSERSO

 

In Barcelona, and also all communities of Spain, there is a program called IMSERSO, which gives retirees the opportunity to go on a trip for several days for a very cheap price. It allows to connect and socialize, while discovering new places without organizing a whole holiday by yourself.

 

Casals

 

What is a “Casal”, you might wonder now. It’s a space, where activities for the elderly are carried out every day. It belongs to the Barcelona City Council as well, with 56 centers in the Barcelona area. They offer bingo, dances and much more, some of the offers are even free, whereas most of the times you have to pay a cheap and accessible fee.

 

Sport Programs

 

To stay active is easy in Barcelona – because of the warm climate more swimming pools (public and private ones) can be found in the capital of Catalonia. Casamona also offers homes with swimming pools, go a have a look at our apartments! Besides that, another program called “Go by bike” is offered from the Barcelona City Council. They support the use of electric tricycles to make you feel young!

 

 

 

Let Casamona Help You

 

Feel attracted to spend more time in Barcelona in your retirement? One of the most important things when moving is to have a calm and safe space to call home. Since Casamona has 18 years of experience in the real estate market in Barcelona, we are specialised to find you an apartment in the most suitable neighborhoods of the city.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time and let us help you find you, or a relative, your ideal home!

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