October is Computer Learning Month, which is the perfect time to brush up on skills that are essential to everyday life.
If you use a smart phone, tablet, E-reader, the GPS system built into your car, credit or debit cards at a retail store, or most any electronic device these days, you are likely using some iteration of personal computer. It is to your benefit to become better acquainted with these machines that now proliferate every nook and cranny of our lives
A Boomer Poem, inspired by Good Neighbor Day, September 28, 2019
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood
These words precede a smile
Spoken with a gentle voice
Who invited us to stay for a while.
Perhaps that’s the idyllic goal
For the lives we aspire to live
A community becomes a neighborhood
When a smile is something we give.
Contrary to popular belief, “abundance” has less to do with how much money is in your bank account than with the amount of joy present in each day. Many people discover feelings of abundance in simple, everyday pleasures that are often taken for granted.
Friday the 13th is a GOOD DAY, especially when it falls in September. Since 2003, the 13th of September has been designated “Positive Thinking Day,” to help people overcome kevidekatriaphobia (fear of the number 13), and paraskevidekatriaphobia (the irrational fear of Friday the 13th).
Active Adults have many reasons to CELEBRATE the day (and every day, regardless of what the calendar says). Celebrating Positive Thinking can be summed up in a handful of positive quotes:
With students in their second month of the new school year, teachers have likely identified those who need some extra help with reading, homework, or completing a special project. And these are perfect opportunities for active adults to serve as mentors to the next generation.
It’s been nearly fifty years since Congress passed the Clean Water Act (1972), bringing awareness to pollution and its impact on not only the water we drink, but on bodies of water and the water below the ground that affect the environment overall.
While cleaning up visible pollution from beaches, lakes, rivers, and streams is helpful, much of the pollution in today’s water supply comes from sources we don’t see – and may not even be aware of.
August is typically the hottest month here in Georgia, and the forecast this month calls for temperatures in the upper 80s and mid- to upper 90s for the next several weeks, requiring adjustments to our routines.
Ahh, August: we’re officially in the middle of the “dog days of summer,” which has little to do with actual dogs, and more to do with the Dog Star – Sirius, under whose influence August begins.
“Book Lovers Day” is celebrated on August 9, just before the “dog days” end on August 11. And this year, we also have a favorite dog-themed book-turned-movie being released on Book Lovers Day: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein (Harper Collins, 2008).
A Boomer Poem, inspired by “In the Summertime,” by Mungo Jerry
In the summertime when the weather is hot
You can wake up whenever you feel inspired
When the weather’s fine
Life is simpler when you do what you desire
Spend time with friends
Who live in the neighborhood where you reside.
When the middle of summer arrives with all its heat and pop-up thunderstorms and school buses joining the weekday traffic patterns once more, it’s time to celebrate with ice cream socials and picnics, which are the perfect ingredients for a party at home in your Active Adult community.