road with trees

Imagine. You’re taking a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway
cocooned by a forestry of trees, soothed by the cool mountain air and serenaded
by Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime and the living is easy.”  Well, maybe, you don’t have to imagine. Why
not actually take a road trip where you can move at your own pace and savor the
beauty of nature? But not just any road trip—the best road trip routes in the
United States!

The verdict is out! According to Geotab research, they have the scoop on the top 50 routes. Here are the top 10 scored out of 100:

Geotab Resea…

Read More
simple life

Remember that song by Tony Bennett, “Give Me the Simple Life?”

I don’t believe in frettin’ and grievin’;
Why mess around with strife?
I never was cut out to step and strut out.
Give me the simple life.

Some find it pleasant dining on pheasant.
Those things roll off my knife;
Just serve me tomatoes; and mashed potatoes;
Give me the simple life.

A cottage small is all I’m after,
Not one that’s spacious and wide.
A house that rings with joy and laughter
And the ones you love inside.

Some like the high road, I like the low road,
Free from the care and …

Read More
seniors resting

“I have nothing to do, and all day to do it!”

That’s how my 80-something-year-old neighbor used to respond from his porch whenever I asked him what he had planned for the day. At first, I thought he was being witty; then, as time passed, I realized he was lamenting what his life had become.

Not so long before, he used to begin each day with a 20-minute roundtrip walk to the convenience store to purchase the two dailies. He would return with his newspapers and sit on his porch and read every story. When he was done reading, he would walk to another convenience st…

Read More

Shallow breathing, imbalance, falls, and incontinence are common signs of a weak core. For these reasons, a focus on this area of the body can help you to feel more grounded, secure, confident and healthy as you age.

You don’t need any money; you don’t need to go to the gym for this; you don’t even need any equipment to train your abs effectively. Your abs, or abdominals, are considered an important part of your core along with your diaphragm and pelvic floor. “Everyone always thinks of the big rectus abdominis, which is the six-pack muscle, as our core because t…

Read More
domestic gardening

It’s springtime and that means “God’s Gym” is open for business!

God’s Gym is the best outdoor fitness center offering adults 55 and older a variety of low-impact to moderate-impact exercises to keep you in shape and give you the opportunity to get some much-needed fresh air and vitamin D-rich sunshine after months of hibernating.

God’s Gym is the place where “bodies are strengthened through gardening. Minds are refreshed through gardening’s therapeutic benefit of connecting with nature. Spirits are renewed through the quiet sanctuary of the garden.”…

Read More