Voice Activated Home-Assistants

Voice-Controlled Home Assistants by Bob Poliquin Voice-activated gadgets are the rage in our active-adult community, with the Echo Dot being the least expensive toy of choice.  Everyone wants to show everyone else the latest trick “Alexa” can perform.  What sold my in-laws was that the Echo Dot has home assistant functions like turning lights off […]


Chewy and Amazon Prime: Two Websites Seniors Should Be Using

Are you tired of loading up your car with products you use frequently? Do you know exactly what you want?  Here are two websites that can save you money and time. If you don’t have pets, specifically a cat, dog, or some combination, you can skip to the next paragraph. But if you do […]


Ask an Expert – Charlotte’s Active Adult Communities

Reid Baxter is the owner of The Baxter Team, the top performing real estate team in Sun City Carolina Lakes, and the winner of Indian Land’s “Best of The Best” award three years in a row. Although Reid and his team can and do represent the full range of real estate expertise and experience, they […]


Travel – From the Jump Seat

I’m guessing by this point in our senior lives, all of us have flown on passenger planes, and many of us fly more for leisure than we ever have.  But have you noticed that airlines have been in the news lately, and not necessarily in a good way?  We thought it would be interesting and […]


Seniors and Exercise:  Part 1 – Walking

As we age, we lose that proverbial first step somewhere in our 50’s and then the second step in our 60’s.  And other problems come with old age and high mileage: bad hips, creaky knees, painful feet, an aching back.  What is especially noticeable during the summer months at the pool is how many of […]