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Active Adults Celebrate Stress Awareness Month

With all of the things that are supposed to simplify our lives, it seems we are more “stressed out” than ever. That’s why, in 1992, April was designated as Stress Awareness Month, an attempt by The Health Resource Network (HRN) to address – and combat – the growing Stress Epidemic. Active Adults may find that, […]

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Active Adults Wax Poetic About Resolutions

Girl Scouts on every corner selling cookies (calories and fat) How can I stick to my resolutions when a friendly smile is selling that? The weather is awfully chilly (the sunshine is so deceiving). I should be outside walking but my house is cozy- I’m not leaving! Clearing clutter should be easy Storage is ample […]

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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’ 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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The ABCs of Downsizing for Active Adults

Maybe you’ve finally launched the last child from the house. Perhaps you’ve made the decision to retire. It may be that you’re just tired of the large house and yard work. Or you’re looking for that perfect home that’s close to the grandkids. Whatever your reason for “downsizing,” CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve made a great decision! If […]

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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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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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A Boomer Thanksgiving at Windsong

 inspired by The Garden of Proserpine, by Algernon Charles Swinburne   Here at home, the world is quiet; Until the Thanksgiving crowd arrives ‘Tis a shame to utter ‘diet’ Amid turkey, side dishes, and pies; I sit in the courtyard knowing In spring my flowers will be growing Where now autumn winds are blowing And […]

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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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