Monthly Archives: October 2012

TOO MUCH CHANGE?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM Last week we arrived in our lovely little community in Sarasota, FL where we have vacationed for the past eight years.  But this year is different.  We aren’t vacationing in Sarasota; we are living … Continue reading

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THE UPSIDE OF DOWNSIZING

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS– By Christine Debbie Grovum’s  recent post on “downsizing” showed that as we age we do often need to reduce the number of our possessions and activities, but for me, rather than being … Continue reading

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FALL BOUQUET

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPY – BILL FERRY –

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MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT, OCT15-DEC 7

THINKING RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS – It’s shopping time!  If you’re reading this between October 15th and December 7th, you’re in the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period.  Here’s a run-down of what you can do during Open Enrollment. Enroll in … Continue reading

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

YOUR PET’S BEST FRIEND – CHRISTINE MALLAR Here are a few tips to ensure that this holiday stays fun and safe Make sure your pets are wearing their ID tags – if you’re opening the door frequently, there could be a … Continue reading

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HAVING A LITTLE FUN

  TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPY – BILL FERRY There are times when some pictures need a little tweaking. The never ending geometry of this old railroad barn was striking combined with the reflected blue sky and yellow light from a setting … Continue reading

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PET THERAPY FOR STROKE SURVIVORS

Open Forum- -I have a dear friend who suffered a major stroke earlier this year.  He is in his 70’s and has always been a very active person.  Needless to say, this has been very difficult for him, but his … Continue reading

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IT PAYS TO BE A SENIOR!

HOUSING OPTIONS – ELLEE CELLER, REALTOR– One of the bennies of becoming “a certain age” is the opportunity to obtain a National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass.  “Annual Passes are $80 and good for 12 months.”  BUT WAIT! ” … Continue reading

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WHIMSY

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPY – BILL FERRY– Something I look for often is humor and whimsy. This blog post is a simple one – a few things seen along the road this year that made me smile and snap.

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TOO MUCH STUFF!

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM-Rummage sales, car loads to Goodwill, trips to the dump and passing down every treasure my family would take helped me downsize. Twice!  But as my husband and I transition from two homes (one big, … Continue reading

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