Connecting with Like Minds

I’ve talked to a lot of Baby Boomers for whom retirement doesn’t “take” the first time – or even the second. After decades of having a reason to get out of bed in the morning, the idea of stringing a hammock between a couple of trees just doesn’t appeal.

Whether you’re married with interests and hobbies that differ from those of your spouse, or you’re single; whether you’re new to the area or have lived here for a lifetime, retirement presents a whole new set of challenges for finding activities that are fulfilling mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.

If the traditional book club, Red Hat Society, golf date or Golden K projects are just the tip of the iceberg for you, here are a couple of ideas to help you get your retirement feet wet:

Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club (KMTC) – a volunteer group for all ages that maintains the trails at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park. Although this group lists just 40 members on its home page, they typically host up to 100 volunteers per event for tasks ranging from pruning and raking to trail-building and installing rock walls. Visit http://www.kennesawmountaintrailclub.org/ for more details.

Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) – developed in 1988, ALTA schedules league play for tennis teams throughout Metro Atlanta. Combining physical fitness and social interaction, ALTA tennis teams are formed at public courts, neighborhood courts and private clubs and include nine flights in each playing level, from novice through AA. Contact Camille Puckett, Senior Leagues Vice President at SeniorVP@office-altatennis.org  or call 770-399-5788 x 128 for more information.

Each Windsong active retirement community was designed to help Boomers cultivate new friendships, with walkable streets and a private fitness center in the clubhouse, neighbors with similar life-stage experiences, and home designs that maximize accessibility, minimize hassles and provide opportunities to enjoy an active lifestyle without sacrificing style or luxury.

Welcome home to Windsong  – Where Life’s A Breeze!

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