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Tax Filing Tips for Active Adults

Mid-March heralds the first day of Spring, May is a “merry, merry month,” and sandwiched between the two is April, which gets the short end of the stick both in poetry (April Showers) and in reality with Tax Day. This year, Tax Filing Day is Tuesday, April 18, the date by which the majority of […]

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Active Adult’s One Word for January: HEALTH

The One Word Project has slowly but surely been replacing New Year’s resolutions since its mainstream introduction in 2008, in part because it provides a focus on something positive, rather than on identifying (and trying to “fix” a problem). EMOTIONAL HEALTH is a great place to begin, especially since we’re just coming off the excitement […]

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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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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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Boomers’ Tips For Book Club Success

Fifty years ago this month, the Beatles’ song Paperback Writer topped the music charts. To celebrate this anniversary, we’re offering some tips to help you start or ensure the success of your community book club! Choose The Right Titles Just because a book is on the New York Times Bestseller List does not mean it […]

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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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(Holiday) Decorating – Boomer-Style

After successfully downsizing (“right-sizing”) your home and editing the furniture, décor, and other things you put into it, it’s natural to think about how right-sizing your lifestyle will affect your holiday traditions. Purging holiday decorations can be touchy, in part because there are so many memories attached to them. Also, if you are used to […]

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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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