As soon as the days grow shorter and the temperatures dip lower, the mailbox seems to get fuller… of support requests (and maybe calendars or other small gifts) from any and all charitable causes you may have supported over your lifetime.
Active Adults “Jam” Against the “Chiller”
A Halloween Boomer Poem, inspired by “Thriller,” by Michael Jackson
Before 7 pm it’s getting dark
The chilly moonlight
You’re under blankets or a heavy sark
You can’t get warm...
Remember those Fall days when the family would pile into the car, drive to the mountains for some apples and pumpkins, and “ooh” and “aah” over the array of colors with which the trees were adorned?
Over the past few years, this Fall tradition has become known as leaf-peeping, and the mountain towns of North Georgia have become magnets for tourists. After the past year and a half, getting out of the house to enjoy Fall is even more fun this year!
If you would prefer to find a fun Fall activity a little closer to home, check out these events that draw Autumn enthusiasts of all ages:
Although every month throughout the year highlights awareness of certain health, lifestyle, or other important issues, October is Awareness Month, during which education about numerous health issues that affect Active Adults are featured, including breast cancer, healthy lungs, and healthy liver.
Windsong has been providing right-sizing solutions for Active Adults for 18 years, but our award-winning home designs and communities mean little unless the people who choose to live in them find them comfortable and enjoyable.
Since 2003, our teams have listened to what people want in their next-best home, a home that serves as a dream home after the family home has served its purpose. So, we offer livable homes that meet the needs of homeowners now and in the future, in communities that provide opportunities to relax, pursue interests, stay healthy, and interact and form friendships with people who share similar life-stage experiences.
As we welcome Fall, we celebrate the departure from the scorching days of Summer and anticipate the FUN of festivals, “leaf peeping” drives through the mountains, and pumpkin-spice everything; the return of fuzzy sweaters and gatherings around the fire pit; chili, football, and curling up early with a good book.
In other words, we’re entering the season of awesome!
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Italian? Paint with oils or watercolors? Play piano? Play Bridge? Become a Master Gardener? How about meditation, yoga, tai-chi, or salsa dancing?
For decades, as we’ve lived and worked toward the day when we’d have time to write the memoir or plant vegetables or travel… and now we have the time! And with a new home in a carefree community, there are no more excuses: it’s time to pursue our interests and Learn Something!
Children are born curious; it’s how they learn about the world. But studies show that adulthood, parenting and job responsibilities, anxiety, and more, strain our resources, and we often find we “don’t have time” for curiosity.
In his 2010 book, Curious, author, and researcher at The Well-Being Lab, Todd Kashdan, asked, “What is essential to creating a fulfilling life?” Extensive research into this question revealed that Being Curious is an essential element to attaining what we seek: health (cognitive and physical), life satisfaction, and happiness.
Maybe you’ve heard about “embracing your inner child,” but you aren’t sure what that is or how to go about it.
This month, we’re all about your inner child – having fun, staying curious, dreaming big, learning something new, finding the beauty in every day, and practicing kindness.
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?