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Homemade Pizza: Nailed It! 

by: Bob Poliquin You saw something beautiful. Tried to recreate it. And failed spectacularly. We have all seen the Pinterest memes with the photo of what something is supposed to look like juxtaposed with the photo of how it actually turned out – “Nailed it!” the caption reads. I guess if you are going to post your failures on social media, you must have […]

Here Come the Bugs

by Jeanette Oesterlin  Spring is here and Here Come the Bugs! Or at least that is what many of you are thinking. Ijust watched the story of Rachael Carson’s life. Carson was the author ofSilent Spring. She was one of the first to declare garden chemicals unsafe and to remind her readers that we need to live […]

Sun City’s Social Singles

by Bob Poliquin Not everyone living in active adult communities is married. Many residents are, in fact, happily single, single again, or widowed but still socially and physically active. The Sun City Social Singles is not only alliterative but fun as well. With over 250 members, the Social Singles is among of the largest and […]

New Year Resolution Ideas

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors by Bob Poliquin   Here are some tried and true resolutions for seniors. It is never too late for the rest of your years to be the best of your years. Eat Better: You don’t have to give up all of your favorite foods, but like one nutritionist recently […]

Gift Ideas under $50

Gift Ideas Under $50 by Eric Graziano It’s that time of year again. Time to purchase gifts for the ones you love in your life. Grandchildren can be tough to buy for, So, what shoud I get Tommy? I know he likes tech gadgets like headphones and video games. Or maybe Susie? She’s very athletic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lennar at Imagery 55+ Community

Imagine waking up to the sunrise reflecting on the lake. You grab a cup of coffee and sit on a porch-swing to take in the view. Then, head out for a walk through well-manicured hiking trails with your next-door neighbor. Grab lunch at a local café, then it’s back to the neighborhood for an afternoon […]

Carolina Orchards: An Age-Restricted Community for Active Adults

Carolina Orchards is an age restricted community; however, 10% of the new home buyers can be between the ages of 50-55. Once sold out, it will be 100% 55 and over for at least one resident. As an active adult community, it is an established alternative lifestyle, a new type of community that offers independent, […]

Lennar’s 55+ Tree Tops

Our vision as a magazine is to be a resource for the needs and desires of the Charlotte 55+ community. An important part of that vision is promoting Charlotte as a retirement destination. Large community development corporations like Pulte and Lennar already understand where this real estate train is heading and are investing vast sums […]

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. Chewy.com If you don’t have pets, specifically a cat, dog, or some combination, you can skip to the next paragraph. But if you do […]

Four Seasons at Gold Hill: A 55+ Community in Fort Mill

Four Seasons at Gold Hill in Fort Mill, South Carolina, offers the perfect balance of rural community while still providing an abundance of activities and amenities for all lifestyles. The community provides a mature, nature-rich environment with resort-style facilities, such as the 12,000 square foot amenity center, swimming pool, outdoor pavilion, and over 20 clubs. […]

Big-city Amenities with Small-town Charm: Why City Dwellers Are Moving to Matthews, N.C.

 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the Town of Matthews, N.C., has grown by 12.8% in the last five years, making it the fifth fastest growing suburb in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Reasons cited for this impressive growth include lower costs of living, the expansion of upscale retail and dining into the […]

Amber Meadows – Pulte’s First 55+ Active Adult Community

About the Community Located in Marvin, NC, Amber Meadows is Pulte Homes’ first 55+ Active Adult community.  This new home community features ranch plans, all brick elevations, and fully maintained lawns. Enjoy quick access to area recreation centers & greenways, medical centers, and country clubs, along with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment venues in […]

Cresswind Charlotte – A Kolter Homes 55+ Active Adult Community

With homes ranging from the mid $200s to $500+, Cresswind Charlotte, a Kolter Homes 55+ active adult community just outside of I-485 in Mint Hill, can right-size your home. From two-bedrooms, two baths, and 1450 square feet of living space to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and 2500+ square feet of living space, Cresswind Charlotte has […]