Breast Cancer Awareness for Active Adults

Look around this month and you’ll probably see a lot of PINK, in support of education and programs supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Awareness is simply that: to educate the community through various campaigns such as educational seminars, health fair booths, and promotional materials that help people understand how screenings can aid in early detection, what [...]

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Tech-Savvy Ways to Shop Safely for Active Adults

Carrying credit cards used to be considered a safer way to shop than having a wallet full of cash, but recent security breaches at big-name retailers have even the most cautious shoppers feeling wary. A report by the Department of Homeland Security released in August warned consumers that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware [...]

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Redefining Retirement with “Encore Careers”

Until the 1990s, only a small portion of the workforce included people over the age of 55. Since 1993, the “retirement age” has crept upward, and 2012 statistics report 41% of working adults are over age 60. The Great Recession’s effect on portfolios aside, a growing number of Active Adults choose to remain employed, even [...]

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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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