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Celebrating Senior Atheletes

All eyes have been on London over the past week, as athletes from around the globe compete for medals and a sense of achievement for themselves and their respective countries. Athletes come in every shape and size, from the diminutive gymnasts – who float gracefully across floors, beams and uneven bars – to the towering […]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

There are certain things we prefer to ignore as we reach “a certain age” (which varies by individual). Among these are wrinkles (“laugh lines”), hair loss (“bald is the new sexy”), decreased vision (“arms getting too short”) and hearing loss (“what did you say?”). While “fixing” these issues may be a priority to the individual […]

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Unforgettable Tips To Boost Your Memory

Actress Marilu Henner released a book recently – “Total Memory Makeover” –  about her “total recall” ability – recalling the smallest detail of every moment of her life. She shares tips about how to use memory retrieval methods to help readers lose weight, regain confidence and overcome adversity. For most of us, however, it would […]

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Senior Eye Exams

Here’s To A Healthy Retirement… And Beyond!

Boomers have consistently forged new paths and set new trends for everything from employment to family size and housing. This generation has even re-defined what retirement is supposed to look like, and they are one of the first retiring populations to seek out health care when they need it, as they want to “be healthy, […]

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Managing Health Care – For Your Parents

Not too long ago, people went to the doctor for their check-ups or when they were sick and received care or took advice without question. As with so many things, the Baby Boomer generation changed all that, asking questions, requesting alternative methods and seeking second opinions for confirmation of a diagnosis or treatment. But their […]

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Retired or Not – Kennesaw State University Summer Social at OLLI

Jump & Jive Summer Social OLLI 1940’s Summer Social set for June The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s “Jump & Jive” summer social at the College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University is sure to please. The event will be held Monday, June 18th, at KSU Center from 6pm—9pm. Three times a year […]

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Seniors Driving

When it’s Time For The TALK….

It wasn’t that long ago that we celebrated with our adult children the triumph of passing their driving test and gaining the freedom that comes with a driver’s license, giving us another thing to worry about. Fast-forward a few years. The trepidation we felt for our kids has waned as they have proven themselves as […]

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Courtyard Home Vegetable Gardening with Grandchildren

Before the Internet and the plethora of personal electronic devices, there was a wonderful, child-friendly activity that grandparents could share with their grandchildren: planting a garden. Fortunately, container gardening makes this a possibility especially suited for the courtyards of Windsong’s ranch homes; and the results can be a feast for both the eyes and the […]

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Active, Happy Retirement Tips

That sounds crazy, doesn’t it? You need TIPS to ENJOY LIFE? Studies by Cornell University psychologists, Jungmeen E. Kim, Ph.D., and Phyllis Moen, Ph.D., show that newly retired women tend to experience depression more than their still-working or long-retired peers, and newly retired men report more marital conflict. Surprisingly, while many people plan for the […]

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Maintain Your Healthy, Active Retirement

Forget 50 being the new 30, or whatever the “desired” age of the moment happens to be, enjoying life to the fullest means maintaining good health regardless of the number of candles on the cake. If you are among the 50 million Americans age 50 to 70 – the “Baby Boomer” generation –   health care […]

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