Lights, Cameras, Active Adults!

The first frost came a little bit early this year, ushering in the holiday spirit and the desire to wear things like scarves and mittens, indulge in hot cocoa (or hot toddies), and engage in seasonal activities like driving around looking at light displays and window decorations. Individuals, neighborhoods, companies, and event spaces all participate [...]

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Windsong Helps Active Adults Enjoy Stress-Free Holidays

Polar Vortex. End of Daylight Savings Time. Two Weeks Until Thanksgiving. Of the events that occur in November, the beginning of the Holiday Season seems to be the one that spurs feelings of stress, even though we look forward to spending time with family and friends. Is it the shopping? The cooking? The travel? Or [...]

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Boomers “Got Game” This Hunting Season

It’s likely that you’re used to seeing wildlife on a scenic drive through the North Georgia mountains, but our Windsong communities are located in the parts of Cobb, Cherokee, and Paulding counties where deer, birds, and other creatures abound, and sightings are frequent this time of year. Deer sightings are in full-swing this week with [...]

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Baby Boomers Prepare Legally for Future Health Care

As Active Adults, we look forward to a bright future, spent with family and friends, pursuing hobbies and interests, and enjoying robust health. We prepare for these “best years of our lives” with financial planning, but experts advise planning for health care as well. In 2007, the Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care Act came [...]

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Know the Signs of a Stroke and Save Someone’s Abilities

A stroke – also known as a “brain attack” – is an interruption of blood flow to an area of the brain, resulting in damage to the brain due to a lack of oxygen reaching cells in the affected area. Stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery (Ischemic Stroke), or when a blood [...]

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Boomers Bond With Grandkids

Baby Boomers are likely the most tech-savvy grandparents the world has seen – possibly because theirs is the generation that launched innovations we use today. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a level of disconnect between Boomer grandparents and their grandchildren, who seem to have been born with the innate ability to navigate electronic [...]

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Active Adults Enjoy Georgia’s Apple Capital

If it’s your first fall in Georgia, there are three things about which you should be aware: We invented “dressing in layers” for our 40-degree mornings and mid-80s afternoons; We shop on Fridays so we enjoy SEC Football on Saturdays. Wearing of school colors is not optional in the South; It may be a law [...]

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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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