May 6 through 12 is National Travel and Tourism Week, which began in 1983 as a way for cities, states, and regions to put their best foot forward and encourage people to visit their communities, shop, dine, and check out special attractions in the area.
Travel and tourism doesn’t mean you have to leave home: there are plenty of things to do and see right here in Georgia, so this week we’ll share some of the Georgia tourism opportunities that you can take in during a day trip, or weekend getaway:
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to volunteer in your community, Earth Day (April 22) offers a plethora of volunteer gigs, ensuring you’ll likely find one that will suit you.
Throughout north Georgia, individuals and groups are invited to participate in community service projects through organizations including Adopt-A-Stream, Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, and more.
Although the weather has been frustrating this year, April 15 is our official “last day of frost risk” in north Georgia, which means it’s safe to begin setting out certain plants in your courtyard garden.
For flower gardeners, now is the time to plant cannas, daylilies, hosta, and caladium, whose bulbs and tubers need warm ground temperatures to thrive and produce their show-stopping blooms and foliage throughout the summer.
April is Stress Awareness Month, the observance of which began in 1992 to increase public awareness about the causes – and cures – of stress.
For Active Adults, the triggers of stress often accompany even the most eagerly anticipated changes: moving to a new home or city, the introduction of a new family member (through marriage or birth), and retirement, to name a few.
How brightly in the springtime sun
The plants in the courtyard play
While potted plants upon the porch
Greet neighbors every day.
That sunshine illuminates the place
From whence I need not roam
This luxurious and spacious nest
I’ve chosen as my home.
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the world lost renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who defied the odds and survived more than 50 years after being diagnosed with ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Throughout his lifetime, he researched and presented theories that have changed the way we think about our world and the universe, and his personal life taught us not to believe in “limits.”
In honor of his life’s work, and the Boundless Universe theory in particular, we would like to suggest a theory of a Boundless Boomer, or experiencing life to its fullest at a time when “limits” are the perceived norm.
Is it Spring? The temperature sure felt like it yesterday, but today you’re wearing a scarf and heavy coat again. That’s March in Georgia!
Nurseries and garden centers have begun to stock plants that were grown in Florida, or in greenhouses throughout the Southeast, but that does not mean it’s time to plant outdoors just yet.
Windsong communities are located in Planting Zone 7b, which means we have a full month before the risk of frost is over. Plant tender flowers and vegetables now, and you’ll have to replace them after a couple of chilly nights.
If you just can’t wait to start puttering in the courtyard garden, or preparing your containers for the warmer weather, consider these tips from Georgia’s master gardeners:
More than 65 million Americans are caregivers, according to a 2017 article in Forbes magazine, with nearly 1 in 10 caregivers over the age of 75. Many of these individuals are managing the care of a parent whose health or independence has deteriorated, in addition to managing a career, relationship, and children of their own.
With the Winter Olympics airing from South Korea, Americans have been glued to their televisions, cheering for world-class figure skaters, bobsled teams, skiers, snowboarders, hockey teams, and more (including some obscure events that we only hear about during the Olympic Games).
When it comes to Olympics-style sporting events, Boomers are not relegated to the armchair with a TV remote in hand. In June, 2019, senior adult athletes (ages 50 and over) will gather in Albuquerque, NM, for the National Senior Games Association’s biannual competition.