As a Baby Boomer, living the life you’ve always dreamed about is both exciting and intimidating: After right-sizing your home, how do you redesign your life now that you are working less (or have officially retired) and have a smaller home to look after?
We may feel younger and healthier than any Active Adult generation before us, but we still need to safeguard our health and wellness, and one of the best ways to do that is by connecting with others.
The Administration for Community Living has designated the month of May as Older Americans Month, and the theme for 2019 is Connect, Create and Contribute, which encourages people to interact with friends, family and their communities; engage in creative activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment; and contribute their time, talents, and life experience to benefit others.
An April Day for an Active Adult
inspired by An April Day, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
So warm’s the sun that’s finally here
Beckoning birds and flowers and buds to trees
At long last we’ve emerged from rain and drear
And are flocking to fill carts at garden nurseries.
With the April 15 tax deadline in the rear-view mirror, it’s the perfect time to organize the paper files in our homes to ensure easy access to our financial paperwork, as well as medical, legal and any other personal information.
Spring in the South doesn’t just bring warm weather (and pollen), it is the season when Georgia’s Farmer’s Markets debut!
Due to the growing popularity of these weekly markets, they have expanded from a handful of local suppliers in a nook in downtown to larger venues with ample parking, live music, activities for kids and much more than locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs and honey.
Since 1992, April has been designated Stress Awareness Month in both the United States and the United Kingdom, to help individuals recognize and combat stress in order to live healthier lives.
The sun still exists, it’s been shining for the better part of a week now, and we officially welcome SPRING today (March 20, is the Spring Equinox). So it’s okay to admit it if you have the “itch...” to get outside and plant something in the courtyard garden.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aging-in-place is defined as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.”