The Summer Olympic Games opens this Friday, July 23, in Tokyo, Japan, a year after the event was postponed due to the global pandemic.
While things are not perfect (there are no spectators, athletes and their teams of coaches and trainers are mostly sequestered, and several athletes have been quarantined after testing positive for the virus), we can learn a lot from the spirit of the Olympics:
On Sunday, July 11, Sir Richard Branson fulfilled a lifelong dream to fly to space, experiencing weightlessness for about four minutes of the hour-long flight, and earning him the designation of “astronaut.”
Everyone has dreams that often seem out of reach, and this generation of Active Adults seems intent upon fulfilling as many as possible.
You may have read about the “secrets to successful dating” as one reaches a certain age, but did you know there are secrets to making friends after 50 as well? Turns out, friend-dating may often feel harder than finding a romantic partner.
Health professionals and psychologists agree that having quality friendships are important to maintaining health and happiness as we age, so we’ve compiled some suggestions for meeting new friends at any age:
Since we spent most of the last year either eating at home (whether we cooked it ourselves or ordered take-out), Summer is the perfect time to explore fun new dining experiences, like the plethora of FOOD TRUCK options available.
Long known as the autumn “leaf tour” region of our state, North Georgia also is popular for its quaint towns, artist communities… and vineyards!
Regardless of the era, Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) have been change agents, not just for their generation, but for society overall. Be it music, fashion, family life, career, and more, Boomers make choices that set the trend for everyone else.
Just in time for graduations, weddings, and summer holidays, and with vaccines available, the CDC announced that it appears safe to relax restrictions for visiting people outside one’s immediate home, for the first time in 14 months. That sound you probably heard is the collective exhale of relief… along with a quickening heartbeat: we can see (and hug!) our children and grandchildren; we can visit friends again!
In 2003, when Mark Carruth and longtime friend Steve Romeyn co-founded Windsong Properties, the concept of communities of active adult homeowners was still in its inception. Although the first 55+ communities in the U.S. began in Arizona in the 1960s, Windsong’s founders saw that in the Atlanta region there was a significant unmet need for quality homes for the growing population segment.
That’s right: another noun has been amended for the use of generations who made cell phones and ear buds part of our daily attire, and is being worked into the vernacular of their parents and grandparents. So, it’s only fair that those who have been practicing “adulting” for decades offer pearls of wisdom to those who are about to enter the arena: