With retirement looming (or in the rear-view mirror), Boomers seek homes that require less time to maintain: fewer rooms, single story, less (or no) landscape maintenance, to allow them to pursue hobbies, travel, or simply relax for the first time in a very long time.
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.
Did you know MUST gives out TEN barrels (2,000 lbs.) of food or 2,500 canned items every single day to feed the hungry in Cobb and Cherokee counties?
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.
This month, Carrie Roeger accepted the Lee Evans Award for Management Excellence on behalf of Windsong Properties at the Builder Partnerships Executive Summit Award Banquet in Breckenridge, Colorado. The prestigious Lee Evans Award is given annually to one builder who displays exceptionally sound management principles and reflects the high standards that builders are encouraged to reach.
Twenty years ago, architect Sarah Susanka launched her book, The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live, which encourages quality of life over quantity of square feet, floorplans that boast spaces that we use every day, and living spaces that reflect the lifestyle and interests of their owners.
Susanka’s Not So Big concept is particularly applicable to Active Adults, whose desire to downsize (at Windsong, we prefer to call it rightsizing), placing an emphasis on lifestyle, surrounding oneself with the things that bring joy, and using the spaces daily instead of just for special occasions.