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Boomers Choose Lifelong Education

If you have grandchildren, it’s likely you’ve seen a color-coded calendar on the refrigerator to help keep track of their activity schedules. Just looking at the rainbow of reminders is enough to make one’s head spin! Crazy as it may seem, Baby Boomers are developing activity calendars for themselves, and many of them involve classes […]

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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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Active Adults Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment

Whether we call ourselves “Active Adult” or “Retired,” or have another name for it, we Baby Boomers are entering The Best Years of Our Lives – except for that period of chaos and confusion known as “Open Enrollment” (October 15 – December 7). Medicare enrollment begins at age 65 – even if we’re still employed, […]

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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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Financial Facts for Active Adults

According to Social Security Administration guidelines, individuals born between 1943 and 1954 may begin to claim “early retirement” at age 62, or “full retirement” at age 66. Statistics reveal that nearly 70% of recipients claim “early,” resulting in smaller monthly payments. Financial experts recommend waiting until full retirement age to begin taking benefits, unless you […]

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Active Adults Aim For Healthier Hearts

Valentine’s Day is this Saturday, February 14, and with it comes the tradition of doing something to show your loved ones how much you care about them with candy, flowers, gifts, etc. But the best thing we can do is to pledge to make lifestyle changes to keep our hearts healthy so we can spend […]

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Baby Boomers Prepare Legally for Future Health Care

As Active Adults, we look forward to a bright future, spent with family and friends, pursuing hobbies and interests, and enjoying robust health. We prepare for these “best years of our lives” with financial planning, but experts advise planning for health care as well. In 2007, the Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care Act came […]

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Know the Signs of a Stroke and Save Someone’s Abilities

A stroke – also known as a “brain attack” – is an interruption of blood flow to an area of the brain, resulting in damage to the brain due to a lack of oxygen reaching cells in the affected area. Stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery (Ischemic Stroke), or when a blood […]

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Tech-Savvy Ways to Shop Safely for Active Adults

Carrying credit cards used to be considered a safer way to shop than having a wallet full of cash, but recent security breaches at big-name retailers have even the most cautious shoppers feeling wary. A report by the Department of Homeland Security released in August warned consumers that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware […]

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