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Active Adults, Families Encouraged To Tell Stories

Thanksgiving Day, 2016 marked the 8th anniversary of the National Day of Listening, an initiative launched in 2008 to encourage families to ask questions, tell stories, and LISTEN to one another. It’s a neat concept, which was born out of the Story Corps project, and which draws upon the fact that the United States is […]

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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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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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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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Home Decor For Your Active Adult Lifestyle

When Active Adults make the decision to right-size their homes, they do so for many reasons, including ease of living, a smaller space to maintain, being closer to family, or simply for a change. In each Windsong home, an open floor plan combines living and dining spaces that make entertaining easier and allows ample natural […]

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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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Active Adults Fulfilled Through VolunTOURism

Did you know that travel and voluntarism are not mutually exclusive? According to sustainable tourism research by industry experts at Virginia Tech, more than 10 million individuals spend up to $2 billion each year for the opportunity to “travel with a purpose.” Because there is no regulatory body to ensure that the volunteer work performed […]

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