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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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A Boomer At Home On A Georgia Winter’s Day

The morning weather forecast shows sun, clouds, and precipitation; Snow flurries called for here in Georgia, by our trusted local station; Regular programming’s pre-empted with this “winter storm” fixation; My coffee maker beeps – it’s ready! And I mix my morning libation.   I flip to other channels, who forecast impending doom For the thousands […]

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Definition of “Successful Aging” For Active Adults

Success is measured differently at various stages of our lives. Because our needs change as we age, so does our definition of success. In fact, the term “Successful Aging” was introduced as a concept in the 1950s, and surged in popularity in the 1980s when the Baby Boomer generation realized there would be “life after […]

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Advice for Boomers: Plan A “Gap Year” Between Work & Retirement

Do you remember sending your kids off to college and wondering if they would adjust easily to living on their own? If you are an Active Adult getting ready for retirement, chances are that your adult kids are having similar feelings right now: “What on Earth will Mom and Dad do once they retire?” Their […]

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Coloring Books ~ The New Rage for Boomers

Baby Boomers learn so many things from their grandchildren these days, including how to text, schedule program recordings on the DVR, interact on Social Media, and how to choose the right medium for the latest coloring book. It’s not high-tech, it doesn’t involve a screen, and there are no moving parts (unless you turn the […]

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Colorful Campaigns Create Opportunities for Active Adults

Traditionally, the colors for October and November have included orange, yellow, and brown, like the pumpkins, gourds, and fall leaves that mark this season. But health awareness campaigns like to stand out from the crowd, so you’re likely to find a sea of pink, purple and gray ribbons over the next few months, worn by […]

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Sonnet for September – A Fall Poem for Active Adults

It’s the time of year when you may behold Golden leaves hold fast to slender branches; Canopies grow thin with increasing cold, Those already-shed leaves race in wind-whipped dances.   Scarves and sweaters rejoin changing wardrobes, Chilly nights invite fire pit celebrations, Tailgate meals prepared in new abodes Consumed in front of big-screens with warm […]

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Blue Moon & Baby Boomers

A “Blue Moon” is what we call it when we have two full moons in the same calendar month. This Friday, we’ll have our second full moon of July (the first was on July 2). It is also the title to a song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and which has […]

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Back-To-School Tips for Boomer-Grandparents

The Fourth of July Fireworks have barely cleared the store shelves and Back-To-School supplies are already filling those spaces. If you are new to Georgia, this is completely normal, as many of the state’s 159 counties roll out yellow school buses during the first week in August. Back-To-School Dates: Cherokee County – Aug. 3 Cobb […]

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“Boomers” Practice Safety At Home

A recent survey published by Houzz.com lists the Top 10 advantages associated with ranch-style homes, including their “Boomer-friendly” design that’s easy on knees, open concept floorplans that make entertaining easier and less formal than traditional homes, the appeal of indoor-outdoor living, and that single-story living is consistent with the downsizing trend. One point the survey […]

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