Monthly Archives: August 2012

ROLLER DERBY QUEEN

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM– Imagine skating full speed around a track with nine other women blocking and passing you, getting elbowed and perhaps knocked to the ground, suffering bruises and injuries, practicing intensely six to nine hours per … Continue reading

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FENCE ME IN

YOUR PET’S BEST FRIEND – CHRISTINE MALLAR – As I am spending as much time as I can in the garden and while the season lasts, my mind of course drifts to garden and yard topics that effect our pets. I’ve … Continue reading

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RETIRE IN NORTH CAROLINA

PLACES TO RETIRE – NORTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT – RetireUSA currently features three cities in North Carolina: Asheville, Raleigh, and Charlotte. North Carolina, known as the Tar Heel State and the Old North State, has three distinct regions: The Coast Region to … Continue reading

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OF GEORGES AND BARBARAS AND BILLS

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER– At our facilities, which offer medically protocoled exercise programs for people over fifty, the practice of throwing big sticks about haphazardly is frowned upon.  Overhead throwing motions with big sticks can be particularly hard on … Continue reading

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RETIRE IN CALIFORNIA – Part 5 of 5

PLACES TO RETIRE – CALIFORNIA RETIREMENT – Part 5 of 5: Costa Mesa, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Palm Springs. COSTA MESA RETIREMENT Costa Mesa, with a population of 109,960 as of the 2010 census, is located 37 miles southeast … Continue reading

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RETIRE IN CALIFORNIA – Part 4 of 5

PLACES TO RETIRE – CALIFORNIA RETIREMENT – Part 4 of 5: San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, El Centro, Newport Beach. SAN LUIS OBISPO RETIREMENT San Luis Obispo, with a population of 43,685 as of 2011, is located inland a … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A PICTURE?

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPY – BILL FERRY– At first glance, this is a nondescript photo. Maybe it isn’t even apparent that it is a drydock. Walk closer and details begin to emerge that stand on their own. I’m guessing that you … Continue reading

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RETIRE IN CALIFORNIA – Part 3 of 5

PLACES TO RETIRE – CALIFORNIA RETIREMENT – Part 3 of 5: Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Santa Maria. SACRAMENTO RETIREMENT Sacramento, with a population of 466,488 residents as of the 2010 census, is the oldest incorporated city in California … Continue reading

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FOLLOWING THE THREAD TO ELDER

  ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS–by Madeline- Recently some neighbors here at Mountain Meadows (MM) hosted a screening in our Clubhouse of Dot: An Ordinary Life, an Extraordinary Person, a fine short documentary film about Ashland resident … Continue reading

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THE GIFT OF SERENDIPITY

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM– More unstructured time to pursue interests is one of the joys of retirement.  Although everyone has twenty-four hours each day, it feels like we have more time when eight or more of those hours … Continue reading

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