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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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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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Set Me Free… To Live the Active Adult Lifestyle

A Boomer Poem based on “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,”performed by The Supremes 50 years ago, in November 1966   It set me free, my Windsong home Outdoor living’s in my Windsong home I really love my Windsong home This lifestyle is catching on! We’re finished with the great big house, so this lifestyle’s catching […]

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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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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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“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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