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“Windsong’s mission trickles down even to the happy homeowners. Windsong does, and should, do well because of the quality and care they put into everything they do.”
- Mitch Morris, Morris Drywall
Summer Days at Windsong
A Boomer Poem, inspired by “Saturday In the Park,” by Chicago (1972)
Summer days on our block
Already the end of July
Neighbors all stop and talk
About how fast the year’s going by.
News flash: It’s HOT outside!
Georgia temperatures have topped 93 degrees several times over the past week, leaving everyone feeling as if they’re about to melt into the sidewalk when they walk to the mailbox or take the dog for a walk.
As Active Adults (who enjoy putting the “active” in that title!), we want to both keep moving and stay fit while avoiding the problems that come from becoming overheated (a host of issues, known collectively as hyperthermia).
While access to college campuses and in-person enrichment courses may be limited right now, opportunities abound for Active Adults to learn a new skill, improve understanding of concepts, conduct research in areas that are of interest to you, and more… and it’s as easy as turning on your computer or television!
YouTube isn’t just an entertainment vehicle. According to the channel’s Trends Dashboard, more than 60 million Active Adults view content on YouTube every month – 4 times more than teens!
As “staying in” becomes more familiar, recreating “date night” treats has become a popular pastime. From baking bread from scratch using an online recipe, to hosting book clubs and game nights via one of a host of online meeting platforms, Active Adults are adapting to new ways to live their best lives via technology!
Hollywood has jumped on the bandwagon, as well, offering straight-to-home options for new releases of blockbuster movies, allowing movie buffs to have dinner (or make their own buttered popcorn) while enjoying first-run films on a variety of platforms, including:
inspired by America the Beautiful, as performed by Ray Charles
Oh beautiful summer afternoon
Enjoying life outside
I love my home, and every room
Is perfectly my style
How fortunate, how wonderful
This place I can call mine
My life’s success is happiness
A joyful life defined.
“Our goal is not for homebuyers to know who we are but to let the Windsong story and product do the speaking. We just help them along through the design.”
- Donna Mathis, Haven Design Works
Under normal circumstances, keeping fit, staying active, fighting stress, and enjoying good health might be a walk in the park. And while these are by no means normal times, a walk in the park – or by the river, in the mountains, or anywhere you are in touch with fresh air, sunshine, trees, and suburban wildlife like birds and squirrels – is as good for the psyche as it is for the body.
Father’s Day falls on the First Day of Summer – June 21 – which also happens to be the date of the Solar Eclipse. That trifecta is just begging for a memorable celebration!
With health and safety-distancing practices still in place, how does one celebrate in style? Bringing the party to the community and celebrating outdoors does the trick!
Bunco gatherings. Picnics. Walking for fitness. Movie-watching parties.
These are just a few of the activities that define the abundant lives of Active Adults who have found the homes and neighborhoods that they now call home.
Believe it or not, these activities are still possible, while maintaining physical-distancing guidelines that help maintain health-safety.