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Rhode Island: The Tiny State That’s Big On Adventure

15 December, 2016


At only 37 miles wide, and 48 miles long, the enchanting New England state of Rhode Island is not only the smallest state in the U.S, but may just be the most charming one at that. Storybook towns, and an everyone knows everyone community atmosphere, shows big things really do come in small packages. Rhode Island’s population was a mere 1.055 in 2014 with just over 14% of residents being 65+. This little gem has a vibe that harkens back to the good old days that boomers, and ...read more

Snowbird Travel Should You Rent or Buy?

12 December, 2016


Playing golf in the dead of winter instead of being huddled around the fireplace has prompted active adults to seek refuge in warm, sunny destinations like Florida, California, and Arizona. If this is your first snow season, and you’re considering a part-time residence, is it more practical to rent or buy?

Each option has its perk.  One one hand, home ownership is a rewarding investment with the benefit of tax deductions, building equity, and being master of ...read more

Active Lifestyles Start with Freedom Homes

12 December, 2016


What does freedom mean to today’s discerning, and deserving baby boomers? Freedom to pursue a hobby, freedom to travel, or perhaps it’s the freedom to age in place in a home that’s move in ready, with minimal maintenance. For the 55+ homebuyer, D.R. Horton knows what active adults are looking for, with quality, beauty, and affordability being at the forefront.


For over 35 years, D.R. Horton has taken pride in constructing the American dr...read more

Bring Global Flavors to Your Holiday Table

12 December, 2016


For most of us, fond holiday memories revolve around food. Familiar recipes we create again and again that take us back to our early days. With December finally upon us, there’s no denying that holiday magic is the air filling our homes, and hearts with childlike anticipation. What makes this time of year truly beautiful is how we converge on a global level, sharing traditions as old as time with our families, and friends. Embracing the many cultural celebrations taking place...read more

Beating the Winter Blues

04 December, 2016


Transitioning into the winter solstice means even shorter days, and chillier weather that makes us want to huddle under a blanket with a plate of cookies instead of making a green smoothie, and tackling a morning workout.  Seasonal Affective Disorder better known as, S.A.D is the culprit behind the case of the blues many people experience this time of year, and leaves many of us feeling lackluster, and unmotivated. The good news is that you’re not alone, and there are so...read more

Invest In Your Health With Self Massage

04 December, 2016


Ayurveda (ah-yer-vayda) is an ancient holistic medical practice originating in India over 3,000 years ago and is still being used today. With a focus on using dietary, lifestyle and herbal remedies based on one’s constitution, practitioners have found a natural approach to healing both mind, and body.  Self care is an important aspect to reducing stress, improving well being, and has a significant impact on not just ourselves, but the people around us. Massage therapy in...read more

D.C Takes a Metropolitan Approach to Aging in Place

04 December, 2016



The District of Columbia became a member of AARP’s list of age friendly communities in October of 2012, implementing the Age-Friendly DC action plan to develop programs, and services geared towards improving the quality of life for residents of all ages with everything from specialized housing initiatives, to providing support for military veterans, and their families.  With one of the fastest growing employment rates according to the Washington Post, and ...read more

The Enchanting Spirit of New Mexico

04 December, 2016


There is more to New Mexico than arid desert terrain, and Tex-Mex cuisine especially for boomers, and retirees who may find the Land of Enchantment the ideal destination to spend their golden years. New Mexico doesn’t get as much press as it should for its picture perfect scenery, affordable cost of living, and a climate that’s made for snowbirds. The diverse landscape is a year round adventure for outdoor enthusiasts offering everything from rock climbing, and biking, ...read more

Are Multi-generation Lifestyles Linked to Longevity?

04 December, 2016


According to a research article by JAMA, feeling young regardless of age may help you live longer, but what does is really mean to be younger than your years? For some that might be an active social calendar, maybe it’s the stamina to chase after grandkids or the passion to pursue a favorite hobby.  For a nursing home in Deventer, Netherlands, watching the game with energetic college students is how their seniors are finding a youthful vitality. As a swap for paying apar...read more

The Enchanting Spirit of New Mexico

04 December, 2016


There is more to New Mexico than arid desert terrain, and Tex-Mex cuisine especially for boomers, and retirees who may find the Land of Enchantment the ideal destination to spend their golden years. New Mexico doesn’t get as much press as it should for its picture perfect scenery, affordable cost of living, and a climate that’s made for snowbirds. The diverse landscape is a year round adventure for outdoor enthusiasts offering everything from rock climbing, and biking, ...read more

Best Foods for Tummy Troubles!

24 December, 2015

With winter time upon us, we will all encounter a bout of digestive distress every now and then whether it's a bug, or maybe over indulgence in food or drink. Remember being sick as a kid, and your mother would bring a steamy bowl of brothy soup or banana toast? The lady knew what she was doing, and relied on tried and true remedies to soothe an upset tummy.
When we're feeling under the weather most foods sound unappetizing, and should be avoided all together. To speed healing, give y...read more

Banish Post Holiday Blues

24 December, 2015

I can't believe the holiday season is quickly winding down, and 2016 is a mere two weeks away. That being said, I'm already fast forwarding to New Years Day, and saying goodbye to all the twinkling lights, and buttery treats. The holidays feel like being wrapped in a cozy cocoon of warmth, when "real life" is almost suspended, and we don't tend to think too much about finances, and what the months ahead will hold.
I thought I was the only one who felt the post holiday blues, but it tends...read more

Best Foods for Tummy Troubles!

23 December, 2015


With winter time upon us, we will all encounter a bout of digestive distress every now and then whether it's a bug, or maybe over indulgence in food or drink.  Remember being sick as a kid, and your mother would bring a steamy bowl of brothy soup or banana toast?  The lady knew what she was doing, and relied on tried and true remedies to soothe an upset tummy.


When we're feeling under the weather most foods sound unappetizing, and should...read more

Banish Post Holiday Blues

23 December, 2015


I can't believe the holiday season is quickly winding down, and 2016 is a mere two weeks away. That being said, I'm already fast forwarding to New Years Day, and saying goodbye to all the twinkling lights, and buttery treats.  The holidays feel like being wrapped in a cozy cocoon of warmth, when "real life" is almost suspended, and we don't tend to think too much about finances, and what the months ahead will hold.


I thought I w...read more

A Longer Life For Your Pet?

14 December, 2015

Our pets only get more beautiful, and dignified with age.  Behind those white muzzles are years of loyalty, companionship, and wisdom. We rely on them to teach the youngsters the ropes, and they understand us better than we do ourselves.  Their only flaw is that their lifespans aren't nearly long enough.  Why can an elephant live to be seventy yet, the average age of a large breed dog is only about ten?  On the flip side smaller breeds such as Yorkshire terriers can live ...read more

Ring In a Healthy New Year

14 December, 2015

New Year's day is fast approaching, and for the majority of us this means the end of lavish holiday eating, and making diet resolutions. The intention of making a change for better health is fantastic, but it's also easy to plan big, and realize maybe this wasn't so easy.  New Years eve, eat all the cookies, and the next morning down a big green smoothie.  No problem right? Well maybe, but if you haven't  already adopted healthy habits, starting small might be your...read more

Ring In a Healthy New Year

14 December, 2015


New Year's day is fast approaching, and for the majority of us this means the end of lavish holiday eating, and making diet resolutions. The intention of making a change for better health is fantastic, but it's also easy to plan big, and realize maybe this wasn't so easy.  New Years eve, eat all the cookies, and the next morning down a big green smoothie.  No problem right? Well maybe, but if you haven't  already adopted healthy habits, starting small...read more

A Longer Life For Your Pet?

14 December, 2015


Our pets only get more beautiful, and dignified with age.  Behind those white muzzles are years of loyalty, companionship, and wisdom. We rely on them to teach the youngsters the ropes, and they understand us better than we do ourselves.  Their only flaw is that their lifespans aren't nearly long enough.  Why can an elephant live to be seventy yet, the average age of a large breed dog is only about ten?  On the flip side smaller breeds such as Yorkshire terr...read more

Choosing the Right Insurance

08 December, 2015

October through December is the open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries. This is the time to decide whether to remain paying the Medicare premium for primary coverage, add a secondary supplement, or sign up for a Medicare advantage plan. The choices can be confusing, and often plans don't spell it out in a way that's easy to navigate. Which to choose?
Medicare coverage alone without any supplement will require you to meet a deductible before the plan begins to pay a percentag...read more

Finding Solace In Respite Care

08 December, 2015

Being a caregiver to my mother was the most rewarding experience of my life. All the years she dedicated to me, I felt like I was able to give back, and be there for her. We see our parents, and loved ones as these warriors of life, like the rock that cannot be shaken, and seeing them compromised, and relying on us can be difficult to face.
I remember sleeping near her each night to be at the ready should she need me, and I rarely left the house for fear of something happening, and nob...read more

Finding Solace In Respite Care

08 December, 2015


Being a caregiver to my mother was the most rewarding experience of my life. All the years she dedicated to me, I felt like I was able to give back, and be there for her.  We see our parents, and loved ones as these warriors of life, like the rock that cannot be shaken, and seeing them compromised, and relying on us can be difficult to face.  


I remember sleeping near her each night to be at the ready should she need me, and I rarely left the ho...read more

Choosing the Right Insurance

08 December, 2015



October through December is the open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries. This is the time to decide whether to remain paying the Medicare premium for primary  coverage, add a secondary supplement, or sign up for a Medicare advantage plan.  The choices can be confusing, and often plans don't spell it out in a way that's easy to navigate.  Which to choose?


Medicare coverage alone without any supplement will ...read more

Choosing the Right Insurance

07 December, 2015



October through December is the open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries. This is the time to decide whether to remain paying the Medicare premium for primary  coverage, add a secondary supplement, or sign up for a Medicare advantage plan.  The choices can be confusing, and often plans don't spell it out in a way that's easy to navigate.  Which to choose?


Medicare coverage alone without any supplement will ...read more

Finding Solace In Respite Care

07 December, 2015


Being a caregiver to my mother was the most rewarding experience of my life. All the years she dedicated to me, I felt like I was able to give back, and be there for her.  We see our parents, and loved ones as these warriors of life, like the rock that cannot be shaken, and seeing them compromised, and relying on us can be difficult to face.  


I remember sleeping near her each night to be at the ready should she need me, and I rarely left the ho...read more