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Boomers Prepare For Open Enrollment Season

  Ahh, fall – that time of year when the leaves are changing color, festivals abound, sweaters come out of storage… and Medicare Open Enrollment begins for Active Adults! Mark Your Calendars If you are age 65 or older, you can expect your Medicare Annual Notice of Coverage (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) notice […]

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Active Adults Fulfilled Through VolunTOURism

Did you know that travel and voluntarism are not mutually exclusive? According to sustainable tourism research by industry experts at Virginia Tech, more than 10 million individuals spend up to $2 billion each year for the opportunity to “travel with a purpose.” Because there is no regulatory body to ensure that the volunteer work performed […]

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Boomers’ Tips For Book Club Success

Fifty years ago this month, the Beatles’ song Paperback Writer topped the music charts. To celebrate this anniversary, we’re offering some tips to help you start or ensure the success of your community book club! Choose The Right Titles Just because a book is on the New York Times Bestseller List does not mean it […]

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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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Active Adults Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment

Whether we call ourselves “Active Adult” or “Retired,” or have another name for it, we Baby Boomers are entering The Best Years of Our Lives – except for that period of chaos and confusion known as “Open Enrollment” (October 15 – December 7). Medicare enrollment begins at age 65 – even if we’re still employed, […]

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Colorful Campaigns Create Opportunities for Active Adults

Traditionally, the colors for October and November have included orange, yellow, and brown, like the pumpkins, gourds, and fall leaves that mark this season. But health awareness campaigns like to stand out from the crowd, so you’re likely to find a sea of pink, purple and gray ribbons over the next few months, worn by […]

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Tips for Active Adults to Avoid Financial Fraud

You’ve moved into your new home, and are now receiving the avalanche of email, “snail mail,” and phone solicitations from marketing companies who specialize in targeting new area residents. “Snail mail” is simple to deal with: simply toss it in the recycling bin before it ever enters the house. But email and phone calls seem […]

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Active Adults Volunteer for Health & Happiness

Retirement is wonderful… at least in the beginning. After the new-ness wears off, however, many Active Adults find themselves bored, particularly when their career provided social interaction, a daily routine, and a sense of purpose, in addition to a paycheck. Perhaps that is one reason why so many people seek volunteering opportunities after they have […]

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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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“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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