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5 Ways To Make Moving Easier For Active Adults

  Windsong has been building homes for Active Adults for more than a dozen years (as Windsong, that is. Our team has been at this for a LOT longer than that!) and one of the things we hear most often is, “how am I going to fit all of my stuff in a smaller home?” […]

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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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Basic Downsizing Prep Tips for Boomers

Downsizing (or “right-sizing,” as we prefer to call it at Windsong) sounds like a wonderful idea, especially when we tour through the model homes and experience first-hand how sophisticated a home can feel when a lifetime of stuff isn’t cluttering every inch of living and storage space. The reality is that most folks feel inspired […]

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The ABCs of Downsizing for Active Adults

Maybe you’ve finally launched the last child from the house. Perhaps you’ve made the decision to retire. It may be that you’re just tired of the large house and yard work. Or you’re looking for that perfect home that’s close to the grandkids. Whatever your reason for “downsizing,” CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve made a great decision! If […]

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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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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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(Holiday) Decorating – Boomer-Style

After successfully downsizing (“right-sizing”) your home and editing the furniture, décor, and other things you put into it, it’s natural to think about how right-sizing your lifestyle will affect your holiday traditions. Purging holiday decorations can be touchy, in part because there are so many memories attached to them. Also, if you are used to […]

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The Haven ~ a not-so-scary poem inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven,” in honor of Halloween

Once upon a midnight dreary, I sat and pondered, weak and weary, Over many a dull and laborious volume of endless chores – While as I nodded, nearly asleep, suddenly into my brain did creep A thought that home should be less stressful, with neighbors like me living next-door. “’Tis a dream,” I muttered, “teasing […]

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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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Blue Moon & Baby Boomers

A “Blue Moon” is what we call it when we have two full moons in the same calendar month. This Friday, we’ll have our second full moon of July (the first was on July 2). It is also the title to a song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and which has […]

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