With Earth Day being today (April 22) – communities are hosting special events and circulating awareness campaigns about special events and ongoing recycling programs, where residents can recycle everyday items (aluminum cans, bottles, paper, and “numbered” plastics), as well as hard-to-recycle items, such as electronics, packing materials, food containers, and more, to help keep these things out of landfills.
With high pollen counts (and drifts of yellow powder on every surface), it seems likely that we’ve seen the last of winter weather for this half of 2021: SPRING has officially arrived in Georgia!
The change of season heralds the “to-do” list that is literally named for it: Spring Cleaning. But Windsong homeowners can smile and look forward to their shorter task list, which means plenty of time for enjoying hobbies and getting together with friends and family for outdoor gatherings.
April and May are when local, seasonal farmer’s markets open in Georgia venues convenient to Windsong communities, providing the perfect excuse to wander, enjoy the weather, socialize, and maybe bring home fresh ingredients for your next meal.
Farmer’s Markets are a staple in many communities these days, offering benefits that stretch beyond the heirloom tomatoes or free-range eggs. Local markets generally offer better nutritional value, taste, and freshness than their fruit-and-vegetable counterparts in the grocery store, as well as providing environmental, economic, and social benefits.
It’s springtime, which means the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, the weather’s getting warmer… and it’s time to file your taxes.
Yep. In a year when everything stood still, the old tax system marches on. But there are some significant changes for filers in general, and for those over age 65 in particular. According to AARP, these are the ones that will affect you most:
In a calendar full of days with different designations, Saturday, March 20, 2021, might be a bit of an over-achiever.
It’s the First Day of Spring (yay!), and a host of other fun observances such as Sports Car Racing Day, World Sparrow Day (don’t park your sports car under a tree!), and International Happiness Day.
Even if we can’t accurately predict when Spring’s weather will arrive, a handful of events give us hope that it’s at least “on its way”.
The great thing about Georgia is that we have a plethora of outdoor activities to choose from, and outdoor attractions that lure us to visit, explore, and learn about nature and history. Those near Windsong communities include:
Empty-nesters often lament the transition from cooking for a family to cooking for one or two adults. As a result, too much food is prepared (and often thrown away after the leftovers lose their luster), or these individuals opt for eating out, which can wreak havoc on diet and nutrition.
Thankfully, March is Frozen Food Month (and March 6 is National Frozen Food Day – officially declared in 1984 and celebrated each year hence), and there are plenty of freezer options that are both easy and nutritious.
It’s a lovely day for a drive – either to be out enjoying sunshine, or (like these past two weeks) riding around to forget that the weather is overcast and gloomy. Seeking adventure or inspiration, you find yourself inside a model home in a Windsong community.
On your tour, you are filled with excitement as you walk through an open floorplan with plenty of windows (that make even the gloom outside look brighter!), dramatic flooring, cabinetry, and countertops that bring to mind gatherings and dinner parties with family and friends. Heck, even the bathrooms and closets are show-stoppers!
For Sherry Vining, Sales Professional, deciding to join the Windsong team was an easy choice after her experience with buying her own Windsong home.
“My husband and I had to find one-level living because he has a disability,” explains Sherry. “We visited one of the Windsong models and knew immediately that was the home we needed because of our day-to-day living requirements. When we found out the floorplan we loved the most was named Harrison, which is our grandson’s name, we knew that was exactly where we were supposed to be.”
The “retirement” of our forebears is not what the next chapter looks like for today’s “employment-behind-us” generation!
Baby Boomers have re-crafted, re-purposed, re-invented just about everything. Since this generation entered the world, they have figured out what works for them, ignored or adapted what didn’t, and invented the bulk of what we view as normal today.