April in Atlanta: An Original Weather Poem

When sun and rain and sun again Are accompanied by doses of Claritin And yellow dust covers everything, It’s April in Atlanta.   Balmy days of eighty-five degrees Bring forth new life of flowers and trees Then sends them scattering on a breeze During April in Atlanta.   A/C cranks as humidity soars Pollen sneaks […]

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Forging New Friendships as Active Adults

When Retirement Lifestyle Strategies writer Dee Cascio asked active adults about their top priorities for retirement, the list was extensive, and included items such as a second career, volunteering, improving/maintaining health, traveling, learning a new skill, and spending more time with family and friends. Surprisingly, “making new friends” didn’t even make the list, although downsizing/moving […]

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Life Changes May Alter Taxes for Active Adults

In addition to changes in the tax code from year to year, events we celebrate have a way of affecting our tax situation. Be aware of these life changes that can influence your status, and that should trigger a conversation with your financial advisor or tax preparation professional: Changes in marital status: Marriage, divorce, or […]

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Natural-Dyed Eggs Great Spring Break Project for Active Adults & Kids of All Ages

Neon-colored eggs and plastic “grass” may be convenient time-saving options for busy parents, but for Active Adults looking to spend quality holiday time with their grandchildren may find that creating natural-dyed eggs is a great bonding project over Spring Break. Using edible flowers, herbs, vegetables and kitchen scraps, hand-crafted dyes yield colors that are unique […]

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Georgia-Inspired Spring: a Boomer Poem based on D.H. Lawrence’s The Enkindled Spring

This spring as it comes bursts forth in shades of green, And pink and yellow blooms upon trees and bushes, Wisteria’s purple buds can now be seen, And from the downspouts seasonal rain shower rushes. Warm days and blue skies invite celebrations, No rain or sun obscures our jubilant gaze, In a few short weeks […]

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Active Adults Prepare Now For Courtyard Gardens

We saw our last snowfall less than two weeks ago, and this past weekend home & garden centers were full of shorts-and-Tshirt-clad weekend warriors preparing to rake, seed, till, and fertilize their lawns and gardens. Such is the wacky weather in the great state of Georgia! While Windsong homeowners don’t have to worry about lawn […]

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Active Adults Walk This Way to Better Health

Winter has (hopefully) breathed its last gasp in Georgia with the snow flurries at the end of last week, ushering in the yellow and purple blooms of our first Spring flowers. Add Daylight Saving Time to the mix, and you have the perfect opportunity to keep those resolutions to exercise and get healthy – with […]

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Active Adult Living – The Answers Are Simple

On March 2, 1904, a genius was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Theodore S. Geisel, known as a perfectionist in his work, also understood the value of humor and play, and the combination of these traits contributed to the enjoyment of his works of fiction, poetry and cartoons, by every generation since their inception. Geisel understood […]

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The Homes We’ve Chosen – a Poem inspired by Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”

We’ve come so far doing the things we should With choices for love and duty, both When faced with something that is good – A luxury Active Adult neighborhood What is it I desire most? Space outdoors in the fresh spring air Entertaining and traveling are my aim Is it luxury living for which I […]

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Financial Facts for Active Adults

According to Social Security Administration guidelines, individuals born between 1943 and 1954 may begin to claim “early retirement” at age 62, or “full retirement” at age 66. Statistics reveal that nearly 70% of recipients claim “early,” resulting in smaller monthly payments. Financial experts recommend waiting until full retirement age to begin taking benefits, unless you […]

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