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Active Adults Celebrate Stress Awareness Month

With all of the things that are supposed to simplify our lives, it seems we are more “stressed out” than ever. That’s why, in 1992, April was designated as Stress Awareness Month, an attempt by The Health Resource Network (HRN) to address – and combat – the growing Stress Epidemic. Active Adults may find that, […]

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Active Adults Conquer Container Gardening

The gorgeous weather over the past few weekends has sent folks flocking to plant nurseries for flowers and vegetables. Spring Planting Fever has definitely hit Metro Atlanta! For many people, traditional gardening is too time-consuming, or they don’t have enough room in their yards for rows of tomato and cucumber plants, which is why container […]

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Boomer Beguilement for the First Week of Spring

Mother Nature graced us with a beautiful, sunny day for the first day of Spring this week (March 20, 2017), which was generous of her, considering the cold, wet weather we endured during the last full week of Winter! Plants that had begun to flower suffered a bit of a setback with the freezing temperatures, […]

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“Never Too Late” For Active Adults To Live Creatively

In 1992, writer and teacher Julia Cameron published “The Artist’s Way,” a self-help book designed to help people rediscover their “creative selves,” leading to increased confidence and success. Today, 25 years later, the book is still in great demand, and scores of people from all walks of life practice daily “morning pages” (journaling) to help […]

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Boomers Benefit From Writing Letters… By Hand!

In this world of electronic techno-everything, it is heartening to know that some folks recognize the importance of pursuing such time honored traditions as writing letters… by hand, with pen and paper. It’s even more exciting when science steps in and tells us that such habits are actually good for our health, mentally and emotionally. […]

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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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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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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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Labor Day Events Put the Active in Active Adults

For more than 120 years, the first weekend in September has recognized the contributions and achievements of American workers, with a “long weekend” to celebrate Labor Day. Here in Georgia, we celebrate the end of the “Dog Days” of summer, with an eye toward cooler fall weather, and we’re lured out of our air conditioning […]

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“Sandwich” Survival For Active Adults

Active Adults – the Baby Boomer generation – will go down in history as the most innovative generation, developing improvements for meal preparation to travel, fashion, music, health, and more.   They also have a label for each innovation, and caring for aging parents while also raising children has become known as the Sandwich Generation, […]

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