By the (Gas Log) Fire-Side
A November Poem, inspired by Robert Browning
How well I know what I mean to do
When dark evenings come after clocks have changed;
Inside my home, with worries few
After pleasantries with neighbors are exchanged,
Celebrating friendships old and new.
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
In the list of celebrations filled with food and family, and steeped in tradition, two holidays stand out that are unique to Americans: Independence Day and Thanksgiving.
Hot dogs and apple pie dominate the menu of summer, and the day is punctuated by traditional fireworks displays. Outdoor meals and activities are dictated largely by the season.
November’s holiday normally takes place indoors, with family gatherings (and a “kids’ table”) where the fare includes a turkey, potatoes with gravy, and pumpkin pie – foods reputed to have been a part of the first Thanksgiving.
Eating right, exercising, and eliminating unhealthy habits are some of the basic tools to achieving optimum health at any age. Often overlooked, however, is how quality of sleep affects your well-being.
Since comfort in your designated sleeping space is directly linked to sleep quality, taking steps to improve your comfort can help you sleep better and enjoy a better quality of life.
Along with jaunts to Ellijay for apples, including a sweater in our daily wardrobe, and ads for Medicare Open Enrollment, October is the month in which we discuss with our medical professionals whether (or when) to take our FLU SHOTS.
Settling in to your new home goes beyond picking out fixtures and flooring, and designing around new couches and curtains. Active adults often wonder how they can expand beyond the four walls and become a part of the overall community.
For more than two decades, the fourth Saturday in October has been recognized as Make A Difference Day, encouraging people of all ages to find a cause they believe in and volunteer.
Aging gracefully certainly has its perks, but the true measure of success is to age healthfully.
October has been designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with campaigns to increase awareness about prevention, symptoms, and treatment of the disease.
That time of year thou may’st ‘round here behold
When leaves are crisp and flowers a golden hue
And chillier nights in blankets ourselves we fold
Anticipating festivals with apples, and sweaters new.
If you’re like many of the folks who have recently moved into their new home in a Windsong community, one of your top priorities is meeting your neighbors. After all, aside from right-sizing your home, and being close to family, having neighbors who share similar life experiences ranks near the top for reasons people purchase in an Active Adult community.
Plan to have brunch with the grandkids this Sunday, September 10, as we celebrate the 39th National Grandparents Day.
“Spending time with grandchildren” has been reported to be “the single most important and satisfying thing” in the lives of active adults, according to polls conducted by the AGA, a sentiment that we hear every day from active adults seeking to retire or right-size their homes in Georgia.