As daylight grows shorter and chilly nights stretch
And onto the sidewalks, leafless tree shadows are etched,
Active Adults put their courtyard gardens to bed
And snuggle before the fire with books to be read.
On the fourth Saturday in October each year, millions of Americans participate in Make A Difference Day, a movement which began in 1990 to improve the communities in which we live, work, and play.
While many volunteer projects require connecting with a non-profit organization or community group, Make A Difference Day can be anything you want to do that will make your community a better place to live.
Windsong continuously sets the standard for the Active Adult Lifestyle, but what does that mean? And how do we know what features to add – or keep – as we develop new floor plans and communities?
The answer is – and always has been – we listen to what people want.
With the holidays just around the corner, October is the perfect time to do a self-check regarding the non-profit organizations to which you lend your financial support, evaluate which best match your personal values, and cleaning house to ensure your dollars are used for the best purpose.
October is Computer Learning Month, which is the perfect time to brush up on skills that are essential to everyday life.
If you use a smart phone, tablet, E-reader, the GPS system built into your car, credit or debit cards at a retail store, or most any electronic device these days, you are likely using some iteration of personal computer. It is to your benefit to become better acquainted with these machines that now proliferate every nook and cranny of our lives
A Boomer Poem, inspired by Good Neighbor Day, September 28, 2019
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood
These words precede a smile
Spoken with a gentle voice
Who invited us to stay for a while.
Perhaps that’s the idyllic goal
For the lives we aspire to live
A community becomes a neighborhood
When a smile is something we give.
Contrary to popular belief, “abundance” has less to do with how much money is in your bank account than with the amount of joy present in each day. Many people discover feelings of abundance in simple, everyday pleasures that are often taken for granted.
Friday the 13th is a GOOD DAY, especially when it falls in September. Since 2003, the 13th of September has been designated “Positive Thinking Day,” to help people overcome kevidekatriaphobia (fear of the number 13), and paraskevidekatriaphobia (the irrational fear of Friday the 13th).
Active Adults have many reasons to CELEBRATE the day (and every day, regardless of what the calendar says). Celebrating Positive Thinking can be summed up in a handful of positive quotes:
With students in their second month of the new school year, teachers have likely identified those who need some extra help with reading, homework, or completing a special project. And these are perfect opportunities for active adults to serve as mentors to the next generation.
It’s been nearly fifty years since Congress passed the Clean Water Act (1972), bringing awareness to pollution and its impact on not only the water we drink, but on bodies of water and the water below the ground that affect the environment overall.
While cleaning up visible pollution from beaches, lakes, rivers, and streams is helpful, much of the pollution in today’s water supply comes from sources we don’t see – and may not even be aware of.