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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Facts for a Fabulous Fourth of July

Americans love parties, and this Friday we celebrate the biggest summer party all year: Independence Day. Like most celebrations, we enjoy certain traditions to ensure a “proper” Fourth, including watermelon (the day’s number one fruit), potato salad (number one side dish), and hot dogs – 150 million of them, to be exact! If you eat [...]

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Active Adults Choose to Cruise

When your kids were small, chances are your vacation plans included taking to the open road. But oh, how vacation plans have changed! Statistics show that more than 20 million people annually take to the open sea on vacation, with more than 60 percent of those originating in North America, and the trend has been [...]

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The Secret to A Great Active Adult Community

Retirement. Downsizing. Active Adult Lifestyle. If you asked a room full of people what these terms mean, you’d likely receive dozens of answers, because there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer when it comes to living the good life. Designing a community to suit a variety of expectations is just one of the challenges architects and new [...]

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Active Adults Avoid Heat-Related Illness this Summer

As Active Adults, we like to stay active, so it is in our best interest to know the signs of heat-related illness – including heat exhaustion and heat stroke – and how to avoid them. Heat Exhaustion occurs when we engage in physical activity during periods of high temperatures and high humidity, without proper rest [...]

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Triple Crown Trivia

Even people who know very little about horses have heard about California Chrome, the three-year-old Thoroughbred racehorse whose owners invested just $10,000 for this horse, who has earned millions of dollars and America’s heart. Chrome is the favorite to win The Belmont Stakes horse race this Saturday, which would make him the first Thoroughbred to [...]

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Balancing Obligations for the Sandwich Generation

Statistics from the Pew Research Center indicate that nearly half of adults in the 40s and 50s find themselves at the center of the Sandwich Generation. But experts at US News & World Report suggest a few tweaks to our plans can make everything manageable, without sacrificing our own retirement needs. Adjust Student Expectations College [...]

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