The Carnival of the Active Adult Lifestyle

Did you see the flocks of robins this past weekend? In Georgia, that’s a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner! Another sure sign of impending Spring is the celebration of Mardi Gras – or Fat Tuesday, which is synonymous with the official holiday in New Orleans, and the parties and parades held […]

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A Boomer At Home On A Georgia Winter’s Day

The morning weather forecast shows sun, clouds, and precipitation; Snow flurries called for here in Georgia, by our trusted local station; Regular programming’s pre-empted with this “winter storm” fixation; My coffee maker beeps – it’s ready! And I mix my morning libation.   I flip to other channels, who forecast impending doom For the thousands […]

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Boomers Benefit from Relationships with Grandchildren

“Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go…” The lyrics are familiar, but what we have been seeing more of in recent years is the reverse: grandparents traveling long distances to visit their grandchildren, and then “right-sizing” their homes so they can be closer to that precious next branch of the […]

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Boomer-Friendly Tips for Retirement Success

Not everyone in an Active Adult community has already dipped their toe into the retirement pool; in fact, about half are “a few years away” from retirement, some have taken a “partial retirement,” and others have retired once (or twice) and have taken on a new role as a consultant or contractor. Regardless of your […]

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55+ Active Adults That Stay Active Stay Healthy

Put the ACTIVE in Active Adult This New Year

For every adult who doesn’t exercise, there are dozens of reasons why they stopped – or never started, including illness or injury that interfered with their routine, weather conditions that interrupted their preferred activity, career or similar commitments that decreased the time available for exercise, or maybe they just grew bored with their regimen. Those […]

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Why Boomers Love Windsong! Adapted from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” by Dr. Seuss (1957)

Every Boomer at Windsong liked their homes a lot But those who had not right-sized most certainly did not! They hemmed and they hawed, each one had their reason: “Don’t know what I want,” “It’s not the right season!” Then into the sales office at Windsong they strolled, They toured through the model and reported, […]

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(Holiday) Decorating – Boomer-Style

After successfully downsizing (“right-sizing”) your home and editing the furniture, décor, and other things you put into it, it’s natural to think about how right-sizing your lifestyle will affect your holiday traditions. Purging holiday decorations can be touchy, in part because there are so many memories attached to them. Also, if you are used to […]

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Definition of “Successful Aging” For Active Adults

Success is measured differently at various stages of our lives. Because our needs change as we age, so does our definition of success. In fact, the term “Successful Aging” was introduced as a concept in the 1950s, and surged in popularity in the 1980s when the Baby Boomer generation realized there would be “life after […]

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Holiday Hydration for Active Adults

  The 2015 Holiday Season has officially begun, and with it, our attention to diet, exercise, and overall health. Even if we over-indulge in sweets and party schedules, (and under-indulge in vegetables, sleep, and exercise!), one thing Active Adults need to pay attention to is drinking enough water. Medical professionals suggest that men require at […]

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A Boomer Thanksgiving at Windsong

 inspired by The Garden of Proserpine, by Algernon Charles Swinburne   Here at home, the world is quiet; Until the Thanksgiving crowd arrives ‘Tis a shame to utter ‘diet’ Amid turkey, side dishes, and pies; I sit in the courtyard knowing In spring my flowers will be growing Where now autumn winds are blowing And […]

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