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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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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