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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Active Adults Aim For Healthier Hearts

Valentine’s Day is this Saturday, February 14, and with it comes the tradition of doing something to show your loved ones how much you care about them with candy, flowers, gifts, etc. But the best thing we can do is to pledge to make lifestyle changes to keep our hearts healthy so we can spend […]

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Accountability Helps Keep New Year’s Resolutions Part 2. Getting Healthy

It’s February… How are those New Year’s Resolutions going? In January, the gyms were full, and grocery store displays featured such healthy options as organic foods, soups, low fat/low carb “diet-friendly” choices, and fresh produce. But Cupid has his quiver of arrows at the ready to derail you with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Cold weather […]

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A Boomer Poem: In the Style of Robert Burns

When Boomers stroll along the street They often find neighbors to greet; In clubhouse rooms or sidewalks wide; Front porches or courtyards on the side. Conversations often ensue; After the first “how do you do;” It doesn’t take too long, we’ve found, For Windsong folks to find common ground. Life experiences, you see, Are similar […]

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Boomers Enjoy “The Social Round”

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen!” – A. A. Milne Children’s stories have such an incredible job: they use simple language, lovable creatures, and quickly resolved situations to explain the complexities of life – or perhaps to show us that […]

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