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Active Adult’s One Word for January: HEALTH

The One Word Project has slowly but surely been replacing New Year’s resolutions since its mainstream introduction in 2008, in part because it provides a focus on something positive, rather than on identifying (and trying to “fix” a problem). EMOTIONAL HEALTH is a great place to begin, especially since we’re just coming off the excitement […]

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Twelve New-Home Wishes from Windsong

  On the first day at Windsong, we wish for you to be Joyful and living stress-free   On the second day at Windsong, you’ll wake up and will see Your spacious master bedroom And you’re joyful and living stress-free   On the third day at Windsong, you sip your morning tea In your serene […]

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Active Adults Anticipate New Year “Resolutions”

In the midst of the Holiday Season, we realize that a New Year is just around the corner. Whether you make resolutions, practice “one word,” or simply want to use the calendar as a jumping-off point for self-improvement, health experts agree that focusing on just a few positive changes can have a significant impact on […]

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Holiday Traditions… In Paper & Ink

The weather outside is frightful(-ly warm, for mid-December), but don’t worry: holiday traditions such as tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, decorating, and shopping are full-speed ahead (full-steam, if it stays this warm!) Letter-writing and the mailing of greeting cards is still alive and well, as far as traditions go, even though many folks send their greetings via […]

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Boomers Find “Good Vibrations” In Right-Sizing

I, I love the courtyard in my new place And the way the sunlight fills the entire space I’m so glad about this place I heard My home and neighbors put a smile on my face.   Right-sizing brings good vibrations No more lawn-mowing frustration It’s cause for a celebration Like everyday’s a vacation Good, […]

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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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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 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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Money Management Tips for Active Adults

You’ve worked hard for your money throughout your lifetime, and retirement is the time when you can finally reap the rewards of smart investing and enjoy the home and activities you’ve always dreamed about. And while some of your money may be “cashed-out” to fund a new home or a dream vacation, chances are that […]

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The History (& Future) of Courtyard Living

  Ahh, the appeal of a courtyard! Active adults are particularly drawn to the courtyard style of homes, which have been back in vogue since the early 2000s, and for good reason: they’re comfortable, energy efficient, great for entertaining, and are a superb source of natural light for the central parts of the home. Courtyards […]

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