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According to the USA Pickleball Association, Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating the game. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment…
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Welcome, Empty Nester. Your nest may be empty now… or soon to be. It can be a time of sadness for many as they watch the young ones fly away. Others may find that they are not finding the nest as empty as they thought it would be at this point in their lives. Or they are finding grandchildren arriving in their world. All of these changes make for an emotional transition – from one phase of life to another.
If you are like us, you are not ready to pack it up just yet. You know that there is more going on in the world and you want to be a part of it. We feel the same. Join us as we seek out the next chapter in our lives!
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Many empty nesters are finding that they are replacing childcare with ‘parent care’. This is the life situation that has caused many in our age group to be referred to as the ‘sandwich generation‘. One of those life decisions that such empty nesters face in that situation is their aging parents and driving. When is the right time to address that concern?
The term – “active adult community” typically describes a community designed for residents aged 55 and older. These communities may have been conceptualized 30 years ago as retirement communities for “active retirees,” but today they are more likely to be full of adults, younger and older – both singles and couples – many who still work part- and even full-time.
Common wisdom states that you should start preparing for your retirement on the day that you receive your first ‘full-time’ paycheck. But, as many of us know, that is often easier said than done. For many individuals and couples who are 45+ years of age today, there are many factors that may have caused those…