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Active Adults Choose Custom Finishes

Trends in real estate vary by builder and by region, but the popularity of home improvement programs drives certain features to become “in demand,” such as paint colors, appliance finishes, even what kinds of light fixtures to include in a home. We’ve reviewed information shared by industry experts – including real estate agents, interior design […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A-MAIZE-ing Fun for Boomers & Grandkids

For nearly two decades, several local farms have designated areas of their farms to living works of art that serve as family entertainment for a few short weeks each fall: Corn Mazes. Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, Cagle Family Farm in Canton was the first to incorporate a Corn Maze as a way to both […]

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