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Active Adults Celebrate College-Bound Grandchildren

Author Lois Wyse perhaps said it best: “Grandchildren are so much fun, I should have had them first.” Many of us have relocated – “right-sized” our homes – to be closer to our adult children and and our grandchildren. But even these lights of our lives grow up, learn to drive, start dating, go to […]

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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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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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Active Adults Know: The Sidewalk Leads To Friends

There is a place where the sidewalk leads to friends Where a new chapter of life begins, And there the grass is cut to the perfect height, And there the sun shines through windows bright, And courtyards are perfect both day and night As are each of the rooms within.   Let us live in […]

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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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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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Boomers Benefit from Relationships with Grandchildren

“Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go…” The lyrics are familiar, but what we have been seeing more of in recent years is the reverse: grandparents traveling long distances to visit their grandchildren, and then “right-sizing” their homes so they can be closer to that precious next branch of the […]

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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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Retire in Atlanta with 55+ Active Adult Ranch Homes by Windsong

Boomers Celebrate Grandparents Day – Sept. 13

Since the 1940s, Baby Boomers have re-defined the way Americans think about everything, from education to employment, transportation to technology, residence to retirement, and more. For the past two decades, the retirement trend has changed significantly, as “moving to Florida” has been replaced by “moving to someplace that makes the best sense for us.” For […]

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