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Set Me Free… To Live the Active Adult Lifestyle

A Boomer Poem based on “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,”performed by The Supremes 50 years ago, in November 1966   It set me free, my Windsong home Outdoor living’s in my Windsong home I really love my Windsong home This lifestyle is catching on! We’re finished with the great big house, so this lifestyle’s catching […]

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Fall Foliage Sites for Active Adults

Ask anyone in the South what the top three pastimes are in fall, and the answer will be quite alliterative: Football Festivals and FOLIAGE! Georgia is home to dozens of state parks that are perfect for enjoying nature’s artwork, but pretty much anywhere in the foothills and mountains of North Georgia will provide a visual […]

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Boomer Gardens and Planting Zones

Planting vegetables and flowers should be as easy as popping a few seeds in some decent potting soil, adding water and sunlight, then sitting back while nature does its work. Alternately, gardeners might go to the local nursery, choose a few plants from the selection, providing sunlight and watering as needed. Alas, that is not […]

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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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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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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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Timely Financial Tips from the FDIC for Active Adults

Significant life changes such as retirement, change in marital status, and the purchase of a new home, mean you might want to think about reviewing your finances, and establishing a plan for who can access the information in case of an emergency. The FDIC recommends these actions when you have a significant change in your […]

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Heart Month Tips for Active Adults

  Forget about the super-sized boxes of chocolates; if you really want to show someone how much you love them (and yourself!), take some Valentine’s Day tips from the American Heart Association to help avoid heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest! Warning Signs Heart Attack – symptoms differ by individual. If you feel uncomfortable, tired, […]

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