The first day of summer doesn’t officially happen until the middle of June, but in the United States, Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally recognized as the beginning of the summer season.
Like everything else, folks are getting creative in order to both honor the memory of fallen veterans, as well as maintain physical-distancing guidelines to maintain health and honor the medical professionals and other essential workers.
Holidays and celebrations offer opportunities for creativity and embracing technology, too. And tech-savvy Active Adults (or those who have tech-savvy grandchildren) can learn how to video-chat with their families this Mother’s Day weekend, using a variety of free apps or communications platforms that have been used for years in the business world, but are gaining popularity for individuals amid the quest to stay connected while staying at home.
More than 12.6 million Active Adults (ages 55 and up) regularly participate in volunteer projects, in which they donate time, services, goods, and financial support, to organizations that are important to them.
If you were searching for a home in March, before “social-distancing” was a thing, or if you sold your house a month ago and started renting “while looking,” don’t fret – Active Adults are still able to purchase a luxury ranch home without risking their health.
Windsong communities are built with the future in mind; a future we are actively working to preserve through innovative technologies and intentional decisions. Ensuring quality at every level of the homebuilding process also means providing for our homeowners once building is complete, which is why Windsong has begun integrating a smart irrigation system in our new communities, Echols Farm and Westbrook.
Staying active is easy when you have a gym membership and your personal trainer or fellow participants hold you accountable. But maintaining a strong, healthy body while staying safe at home requires just a few simple modifications, and some floor space in front of your television or computer screen.
You’ve probably heard the advice about “eating a rainbow” every day to attain or maintain optimum health – including a variety of fresh foods from bright red berries to orange sweet potatoes, leafy greens to purple grapes, and more.
That “rainbow” doesn’t just maintain your health and look pretty, its colorful palette provides a delicious palate, as well!
Yes, we’re in the midst of numerous “shelter in place” policies, but that does not mean you have to stay indoors. In fact, medical professionals encourage folks to spend some time outside, especially as the days are growing warmer and we’re enjoying more sunshine. (Don’t even get me started on pollen, which some Georgia residents refer to as “Southern Snow.”)
Since we’re safeguarding our health by spending more time at home these days, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some Internet opportunities that perhaps you’ve not yet had time to master.
This week, we’re starting with Pinterest, which is akin to an online “magazine” in which you choose the topics and articles you want to read, research, and post to your Pinterest boards
As we inch ever closer to Spring, our hours of daylight grow a little longer each day. Add to that Daylight Saving Time, and we find ourselves enjoying daylight until early evening through the month of March, making it a great time to start preparing the garden beds and containers for summer blooms and harvests.