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Active Adults Live in Houses of Dreams

(based on “Houses of Dreams,” a poem by Sara Teasdale)   You took my random dreams And filled them – every one With finishes and amenities In neighborhoods that are fun.   From the time of my first visit My dreams began to take form The homes that Windsong builds Active Adults’ lives do transform. […]

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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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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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Boomers’ Change of Address Doesn’t Have To Create Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month. Yes, that’s a real thing, as if we don’t have enough awareness about stress in our lives already. And if you think that being an Active Adult isn’t stressful (you’re retired, you’re downsizing, you’re pursuing the activities you always wanted to…), think again. Any change – even a positive one […]

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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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Timely Financial Tips from the FDIC for Active Adults

Significant life changes such as retirement, change in marital status, and the purchase of a new home, mean you might want to think about reviewing your finances, and establishing a plan for who can access the information in case of an emergency. The FDIC recommends these actions when you have a significant change in your […]

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Boomers & Retirement: How Much Do I Need To Save?

The Baby Boomer tidal wave has launched a host of new businesses aimed at the “needs of our generation.” Of course, in order to buy their products and use their services, we must have ample funds. How much to include in our nest egg is one of the biggest questions Boomers have when contemplating everything […]

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Forging New Friendships as Active Adults

When Retirement Lifestyle Strategies writer Dee Cascio asked active adults about their top priorities for retirement, the list was extensive, and included items such as a second career, volunteering, improving/maintaining health, traveling, learning a new skill, and spending more time with family and friends. Surprisingly, “making new friends” didn’t even make the list, although downsizing/moving […]

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Boomers Wish New Neighbors a Warm Welcome

When the moving truck rolls up to a newly constructed home, it’s only natural for those already living in the community to want to meet the homeowners and welcome them to the neighborhood. Offering a friendly wave during your morning stroll, or stopping to chat when you meet at the mailbox are certainly avenues most […]

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Active Adults Start New Traditions with Grandkids

Downsizing, simplifying, moving into a new home are gifts you’ve given yourself with your decision to live in an Active Adult community, but it’s likely that those decisions have also affected the way you approach gift-giving. While the traditional gifts may be a part of your family celebrations, it’s also great to share the knowledge […]

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