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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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March On To An Active Adult Lifestyle

set to “When The Saints Come Marching In”   We are forging whole new pathways From those who’ve come before You don’t need to be invited To a lifestyle where less is more.   Oh when it’s Spring, we’re moving in When it’s Spring, we’re moving in To the place where neighbors know each other […]

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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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The Merry Month of May, Active Adult-Style

While strolling on the sidewalks one day In the merry merry month of May The loveliest sight met my eyes It was such a nice surprise This is where I wake up every day.   The homes are built so tastefully Each one exudes personality Some with porches made of stone Or with bricks the […]

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Boomers and their Grandchildren Benefit from Gardening

Of the many reasons Baby Boomers cite for “downsizing” their home or relocating to Georgia, “Closer to Family” tops the list nearly every time. And when they say “family,” Boomers almost always mean “grandchildren.” From babysitting opportunities to lunch dates, sleepovers, and more, experts agree that intergenerational bonding is beneficial for both Boomers and grandchildren, […]

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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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Baby Boomers & Spring Bloomers

  Ah, north Georgia in the Spring It’s a rather short-lived thing Chilly nights and longer days Flowers bloom under the sun’s rays We dodged a winter filled with snow Now the yellow pollens blow Coating everything in sight In a dusty yellow blight.   But Windsong folks will not be slowed Or kept from […]

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In Spring Come Forth Active Adults

(inspired by Emily Dickinson’s “From Cocoon Forth a Butterfly”) As winter loosens its chilly grip and redbud and jonquil blossoms appear Days grow longer, rainy but warm and bird songs echo for all to hear.   From beneath their layers of jackets come homeowners breathing deep the spring Teasing for weeks till it finally arrives […]

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Boomers Get Ready for Farmer’s Market Season!

Everywhere we go we hear experts tell us to “eat fresh food” and “spend time outdoors” to improve our health, and “shop local” to support the economy. With the first of May this week, we can easily combine all of these things – it’s Farmer’s Market Season! Each Market Day, local vendors offer a fresh […]

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April in Atlanta: An Original Weather Poem

When sun and rain and sun again Are accompanied by doses of Claritin And yellow dust covers everything, It’s April in Atlanta.   Balmy days of eighty-five degrees Bring forth new life of flowers and trees Then sends them scattering on a breeze During April in Atlanta.   A/C cranks as humidity soars Pollen sneaks […]

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