Hospital Status Can Affect Your Co-Pay Significantly

When you’re sick or injured, the last thing you need to worry about is whether your insurance will cover your hospital stay and any rehabilitation treatment you may require. Knowing how Medicare and its gap providers figure the ways in which they will (or won’t) pay on your claim can save you – or the [...]

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Active Adults Choose Charities Wisely

Charity begins at home – or at least that’s how the old adage goes. When we downsize our home, our charitable contributions may become downsized as well, or perhaps scrutinized more closely. With kids living at home, there were school-related fundraising efforts: booster club, uniform drives, food drives, wrapping paper sales, cookies and popcorn, to [...]

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Active Adults Love Natural Light for Ambiance & Health

There’s something about waking up to sunshine streaming through the window that helps a person feel more positive about their day. And new research reveals that there’s scientific evidence linking natural light to everything from positive moods to improved health – even increased metabolism! Neurologists with Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Disorder Center teamed with researchers [...]

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Active Adults Find Inspiration at Annual Home Show

September holds the distinction of being the official “end of summer,” although in Georgia, it also serves as the season when outdoor festivals share calendar space with indoor shows, providing a combination of entertainment and inspiration that sets homeowners’ hearts a-flutter. Celebrating its 31st year, the Atlanta Home Show returns to the Cobb Galleria Centre [...]

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Minimizing the Squeeze of the Sandwich Generation

It isn’t called “middle age” by accident. Sure, it may mean the “middle of life,” but for Baby Boomers, it often means living as the middle generation between raising kids and caring for aging parents – also known as the “Sandwich Generation.” According to research by the Pew Research Center, nearly half of all American [...]

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Back To School for Boomers

If you have grandchildren here in Georgia, chances are that they are either back in school already, or will be by mid-August. That’s good news for Baby Boomers, because parks, shopping venues, restaurants, even museums and the lake are more accessible and more enjoyable for you to stake your claim. If you’re a recent empty-nester, [...]

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Boomers Avoid Mosquitoes While Enjoying the Outdoors

What an interesting summer it has been in Georgia this year, with cooler-than-normal temperatures and a significant amount of rainfall and humidity, making outdoor activities more enjoyable – but also providing the perfect environment for mosquitoes. Because mosquitoes can potentially carry – and transmit – illnesses to humans, it’s best to be aware of the [...]

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Active Adults Choose Pallet Gardens For Patios & Courtyards

The “Farm-To-Table” movement has even transformed asphalt rooftops in urban settings, previously under-used patios, front porches, and more, from coast to coast, and has launched a trend to “re-purpose” or “up-cycle” items such as wooden shipping pallets, plastic or wire milk crates, and more. How Do I Convert a Pallet? Staple gardening fabric (the black, [...]

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Not Too Big, Not Too Small – Homes That Are JUST RIGHT!

As appealing as the idea is, making the move to downsize is often harder than it sounds.So how does one begin the process of downsizing? The following are tips from downsizing experts and professional organizers to help you make decisions about everything from furniture to extra bedrooms: Remind yourself of the reasons you want to [...]

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Boomers Cope With Rheumatoid Arthritis

As we approach the best years of our lives, we certainly discover the truth to the maxim Everything In Moderation. But moderation doesn’t mean elimination. In fact, researchers at Harvard Medical School conducted a study to find out how moderate alcohol consumption affects certain health conditions, in particular rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a chronic [...]

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