July Fireworks Woodstock

Celebrating the 4th, Red, White & BOOMer- Style!

Some folks begin their 4th of July celebration as they would a typical Sunday in summer, with a cup of coffee on the patio, enjoying a bit of outdoors before the heat settles in for the day. And there are plenty of options for festivals, concerts, and more, before the sun goes down and the […]

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A Song of Home: A Boomer’s Poem inspired by Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

I celebrate my home, and sing myself And what is in my home could be yours, too For maintenance-friendly might just be right for you! I smile and wave a hand As neighbors on the sidewalk stroll slowly past. This place, every beam and window creates this space, my home Each neighbor who moves in […]

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Boomers Plan Now for Fall Travels

This Sunday – June 21 – is the first official day of SUMMER, and all that comes with it: backyard gatherings with friends, fresh fare from the local Farmer’s Market, and lazy days on the lake. For those with kids still in school, summer is also the traditional season for vacation travel, but active adults have the luxury of […]

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The “Eyes” Have It for Active Adults

Welcome to the Season of Outdoor Living, when days are longer and the temperatures in the evening make entertaining and star-gazing more enjoyable. While you might be doing everything to protect your skin from sun exposure during the day and stinging insects at night, have you given any thought to protecting your vision? Cataracts are the leading […]

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Ranch Home at Windsong Properties

“Boomers” Practice Safety At Home

A recent survey published by Houzz.com lists the Top 10 advantages associated with ranch-style homes, including their “Boomer-friendly” design that’s easy on knees, open concept floorplans that make entertaining easier and less formal than traditional homes, the appeal of indoor-outdoor living, and that single-story living is consistent with the downsizing trend. One point the survey […]

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Summer Rain in the Courtyard: A Boomer Poem Inspired by James Henry Leigh Hunt’s ‘A Night-Rain In Summer’

Through the courtyard window I feel the air Blow damp upon my face and hair, I breathe in deeply, the humidity A forecast of rain that soon will be Falling upon my garden beds Making flowers bow with heavy heads. Clouds gather darkly in the sky To quench the soil where seedlings lie.   I […]

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Active Adults Seek To “Right-Size” Their Homes

Like standing on the shore, watching an enormous wave coming toward you, experts in nearly every facet of our country have been planning for the needs and desires of the Baby Boomer Generation, whose sheer numbers and influence have impacted many of the innovations of the 20th Century, and permanently changed the way we live […]

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Boomers Get Ready for Farmer’s Market Season!

Everywhere we go we hear experts tell us to “eat fresh food” and “spend time outdoors” to improve our health, and “shop local” to support the economy. With the first of May this week, we can easily combine all of these things – it’s Farmer’s Market Season! Each Market Day, local vendors offer a fresh […]

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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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