Ah, August in Atlanta – the true “dog days” of Summer, when everything seems to melt or wilt or somewhere in between… except for a handful of plants that thrive as seedlings in the heat and humidity, boasting a bounty ready for harvest in the fall.
Good day, Sunshine. It will be on August 21, anyway, when the first full solar eclipse will be visible in the United States since 1979. This one’s a big deal, too, because its path – from Charleston, SC, to Salem, OR, is the first time in nearly 100 years that a full solar eclipse will be visible in America from sea to shining sea.
One of the greatest features in every Windsong community is its curves – not those in the architecture or the streets, but the ones on the faces of homeowners who find their carefree lifestyle gives them lots more to smile about!
The National Alliance for Caregiving, together with AARP, estimates there are 43.5 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States. Of those, 34 million care for an adult over age 50, with 15.7 million caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dem...
Of course, that’s no big surprise, since it is July in Georgia, but just because we call the South “home” doesn’t mean we are immune to the health effects of a hot day. We must be especially mindful of our exposure on cloudy days, when we may overdo before we realize we’re hot, tired, or dehydrated.
Mid-summer is the perfect time to review budgets, investments, and debt, to avoid any surprises at the end of the year.
Just like your physical health, maintaining your financial health requires awareness, so you can address any issues before they become problematic. These include:
Finding the right home to suit your updated lifestyle is an exciting time, as you simplify your life, discard the “stuff” that crowded you before (even if you weren’t aware), and meet neighbors who have similar life experiences and expectations as you do. Sometimes that means dealing with older family members who perhaps don’t need to be behind the wheel of a car; or learning how to improve our own driving safety as health issues (and new auto technology) comes into play.
Anyone who has ever visited Mackinac Island in Michigan’s Lake Huron knows that the 3.8-square-mile resort is one of the few places left untouched by automobiles. Travel is limited to horse and buggy, bicycle, or foot-power, which is why in the 1970s, W.T. Rabe, who served as public relations director for the island’s Grand Hotel, created “World Sauntering Day,” to encourage people to slow down to Mackinac Time.