The Merry Month of May, Active Adult-Style

While strolling on the sidewalks one day In the merry merry month of May The loveliest sight met my eyes It was such a nice surprise This is where I wake up every day.   The homes are built so tastefully Each one exudes personality Some with porches made of stone Or with bricks the […]

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Boomers and their Grandchildren Benefit from Gardening

Of the many reasons Baby Boomers cite for “downsizing” their home or relocating to Georgia, “Closer to Family” tops the list nearly every time. And when they say “family,” Boomers almost always mean “grandchildren.” From babysitting opportunities to lunch dates, sleepovers, and more, experts agree that intergenerational bonding is beneficial for both Boomers and grandchildren, […]

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Active Adults Benefit from Daylighting

  One of the first things people notice when they enter a Windsong home is the number of windows, and the amount of natural light that fills each room. Scientists and health professionals agree that natural light is beneficial in the general well-being of humans in a plethora of ways, and Windsong intentionally incorporates daylight […]

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Boomers’ Change of Address Doesn’t Have To Create Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month. Yes, that’s a real thing, as if we don’t have enough awareness about stress in our lives already. And if you think that being an Active Adult isn’t stressful (you’re retired, you’re downsizing, you’re pursuing the activities you always wanted to…), think again. Any change – even a positive one […]

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Baby Boomers & Spring Bloomers

  Ah, north Georgia in the Spring It’s a rather short-lived thing Chilly nights and longer days Flowers bloom under the sun’s rays We dodged a winter filled with snow Now the yellow pollens blow Coating everything in sight In a dusty yellow blight.   But Windsong folks will not be slowed Or kept from […]

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Boomers Choose Lifelong Education

If you have grandchildren, it’s likely you’ve seen a color-coded calendar on the refrigerator to help keep track of their activity schedules. Just looking at the rainbow of reminders is enough to make one’s head spin! Crazy as it may seem, Baby Boomers are developing activity calendars for themselves, and many of them involve classes […]

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The ABCs of Downsizing for Active Adults

Maybe you’ve finally launched the last child from the house. Perhaps you’ve made the decision to retire. It may be that you’re just tired of the large house and yard work. Or you’re looking for that perfect home that’s close to the grandkids. Whatever your reason for “downsizing,” CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve made a great decision! If […]

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Active Adults – Remember To Spring Forward… and Get Active!

  Despite the weird little snowburst last week (it lasted about a minute), the weather is starting to feel like Winter is packing up to leave town – just in time for Daylight Saving Time (this weekend, Sunday, March 13, be sure to set your clocks AHEAD one hour before going to bed), and the […]

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Genealogy: An Obsession Among Boomers

  Did you know that among the 76.4 million people whose generation is referred to as Baby Boomer (those born between 1946-1964), the second-most popular hobby is… GENEALOGY? (In case you are wondering, GARDENING is number one). Source: USA Today. That’s right. The generation which has spent the most energy on redefining work, home, family, […]

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In Spring Come Forth Active Adults

(inspired by Emily Dickinson’s “From Cocoon Forth a Butterfly”) As winter loosens its chilly grip and redbud and jonquil blossoms appear Days grow longer, rainy but warm and bird songs echo for all to hear.   From beneath their layers of jackets come homeowners breathing deep the spring Teasing for weeks till it finally arrives […]

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