On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the world lost renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who defied the odds and survived more than 50 years after being diagnosed with ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Throughout his lifetime, he researched and presented theories that have changed the way we think about our world and the universe, and his personal life taught us not to believe in “limits.”
In honor of his life’s work, and the Boundless Universe theory in particular, we would like to suggest a theory of a Boundless Boomer, or experiencing life to its fullest at a time when “limits” are the perceived norm.
Is it Spring? The temperature sure felt like it yesterday, but today you’re wearing a scarf and heavy coat again. That’s March in Georgia!
Nurseries and garden centers have begun to stock plants that were grown in Florida, or in greenhouses throughout the Southeast, but that does not mean it’s time to plant outdoors just yet.
Windsong communities are located in Planting Zone 7b, which means we have a full month before the risk of frost is over. Plant tender flowers and vegetables now, and you’ll have to replace them after a couple of chilly nights.
If you just can’t wait to start puttering in the courtyard garden, or preparing your containers for the warmer weather, consider these tips from Georgia’s master gardeners:
Windsong Properties designs and builds homes that fit the preferences and desires of its residents who are active older adults. Co-owners Mark Carruth and Steve Romeyn founded the company based on the idea that downsizing, moving, or transitioning from a family home to your next home should be an enjoyable and exciting experience, focusing on improving the homeowner’s quality of life. As active adults themselves, the co-founders share more than three decades of building experience and a personal understanding of active adult homebuying needs and are considered industry leaders in this market segment.
More than 65 million Americans are caregivers, according to a 2017 article in Forbes magazine, with nearly 1 in 10 caregivers over the age of 75. Many of these individuals are managing the care of a parent whose health or independence has deteriorated, in addition to managing a career, relationship, and children of their own.
With the Winter Olympics airing from South Korea, Americans have been glued to their televisions, cheering for world-class figure skaters, bobsled teams, skiers, snowboarders, hockey teams, and more (including some obscure events that we only hear about during the Olympic Games).
When it comes to Olympics-style sporting events, Boomers are not relegated to the armchair with a TV remote in hand. In June, 2019, senior adult athletes (ages 50 and over) will gather in Albuquerque, NM, for the National Senior Games Association’s biannual competition.
When right-sizing your home, it’s likely that you will be faced with decorating a space in which rooms flow together in an “open concept” floor plan, requiring design choices that will complement one another while providing both comfort and a sense of joy in your surroundings.
Rather than duplicate a page from a design magazine or a room from a home decorating program, personalize your space while maximizing function with these tips from designers who specialize in Active Adult décor:
You’re not imagining that this year’s flu season seems more widespread and aggressive than in years past. Thanks to a three-strain flu, the predominance of the H3N2 strain in the majority of flu cases, and that most of the United States is battling the flu at the same time, this is one of the worst flu outbreaks on recent record.
We’ve all heard the expression, “once in a blue moon,” which refers to something that is noteworthy because it happens so rarely.
At Windsong, we recognize that finding the perfect house to Right-Size your Active Adult Lifestyle is that “once in a blue moon” event in your life. So, in honor of the auspicious Full-Super-Blue-Blood Moon that occurred this week, your January Poem is inspired by the Blue Moon:
With the holidays behind us, have you given thought to where you will travel for Spring Break?
Forget about the traditional college co-ed party-on-the-beach Spring Break; Active Adults have been there, done that. There are plenty of destinations that will exhilarate, rejuvenate, or just put a smile on your face, that are nowhere near the loud music, traffic, and tanning-lotion-scented coastlines this Spring.
Now that you’ve moved into your Windsong home, chances are you’ve discovered that there are things you might need to part with, or at least figure out what to do with, in your new space.
Before you unpack those boxes, or stash them in the attic, consider these tips from a local Certified Professional Organizer: