“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.
Neighborhoods, communities are made up of people… and, of course, what makes people so interesting are the stories of which their lives are comprised.
In October, Doyle and Jewell Roberts joined the Windsong family, when they moved into their Emerson home in Windsong’s Bel-Aire community in West Cobb.
Now Pre-Selling Grace, Our Newest Community in Acworth.
Grace is a beautiful Active Adult 55+ community featuring 66 ranch homes with fantastic outdoor living options. From patios and screened-in porches to courtyard retreats and elegant sunrooms, our homes provide outdoor space perfect for entertaining. This quaint community beckons you home where you will experience a throw back to simpler times where neighbors become friends.
For the past 14 years, Windsong Properties has been solely focused on developing communities and building homes for the active adult market – home buyers typically 55 years and older – that are unique to their needs and living preferences. An award-winning home builder, the company is launching a new land development division called Wintergreen Development to further serve this demographic as a market leader. To align with the company expansion, Windsong also announces a reorganization of its three executive leadership positions.
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.