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Everybody loves bluebirds, right? What sort of heartless soul doesn’t thrill to catch a glimpse of these iridescent birds? So beautiful, in fact, that they inspire what we call the “Bluebird Wars.” Neighbor turns against neighbor. Daughters will sell out their mothers. Uncles are getting up at the crack of dawn to sneak outside and […]

Love Is in the Air!

We know what you’re thinking. This is going to be some shameless plug about Valentine’s Day (it’s Thursday, 2/14) and what great gifts we have for the bird lover in your life (we do – lots of them), but this is more about getting ready for spring and therefore mating season for Carolina songbirds. While […]

Stone Theatre Flashback Cinema – Classic Movies on the Big Screen

Redstone Theatres are hosting Flashback Cinema every Sunday and Wednesday. Feb 3 & 6 Oklahoma! (1955) G Feb 10 & 13 Casablanca (1943) PG Feb 17 & 20 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Feb 24 & 27 Forrest Gump (1994) PG-13 March 3 & 6 Moulin Rouge (2001) PG-13 Regular admission price applies. Please see the […]

Bethlehem Steel Corporation  (1857 – 2003)

by Bob Gloor ~ Bethlehem Steel began its story on April 8, 1857, as the Saucona Iron Works in South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. On May 1, 1861, the company changed the name to Bethlehem Iron Works, and in 1899 it changed its name again to the Bethlehem Steel Company. In its early years the company produced railroad […]

Driving Tips – How to Turn Onto a Multilane Road

by Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor ~ Local Facebook sites, like ours in Indian Land, regularly host threads on driving. We all have our peeves. My personal peeve is directionals. Whether it’s changing lanes, making a turn, or even maneuvering through our many parking lots, use your turn signal, people. And for my friends and neighbors […]

The Reality Behind Home Maintenance Costs

Meghan Streit ~ When you make your budget in retirement, you would never forget to include your main housing expenses, such as your mortgage, property taxes, and utilities. But do you have enough set aside to cover repairs and routine maintenance? If you’re like many homeowners, the answer is probably no. In fact, a 2018 […]

What You Can Do About Thinning Hair

Lisa M. Davila, B.S.N., M.S. ~ It’s inevitable—you go gray and your hair thins as you get older. Grayness is determined by genetics, and thinning or baldness occurs because of genetics, a slowing rate of hair growth, or follicles that stop producing hair altogether. You cannot decrease graying or hair loss with over-the-counter nutritional supplements, […]

Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes – Online

We are pleased to share Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes magazine with our readers. Many of our writers and photographers at Charlotte Seniors are also contributors to Living, which is a monthly paper magazine. This digital format gives our readers and writers an opportunity to see and share articles that originated in Sun City Carolina […]

Golf Lessons for New Golfers & Non-Golfers – Tee Boxes

by Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor ~ For those of us who live in a golf community like Sun City Carolina Lakes or in communities with courses close by – Tree Tops or Carolina Orchards, for example – golf is a constant topic of conversation for both men and women. But if you don’t golf, do […]

Seniors and Firearms – Is It Time to Give Up Your Guns?

by Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor ~ Life-altering bad things can happen quickly around water, fire, and firearms. We all have a story about each of those, but let’s focus for a just moment on the sensitive issue of elders and guns. Some of us have been around guns our entire life. Hunting and shooting were […]

Juanita Wood – Chinese Lantern Festival Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

About the photographer: Juanita Wood is a resident of Sun City Carolina Lakes and a frequent contributor as a writer and photographer to Living @ SCCL magazine. These are only a very few of the amazing photographs Juanita took at the festival. Thank you Juanita for sharing them with our readers. You can see more […]

Tech for Yourself or for a Loved One

First of all, technology isn’t for everyone, but when it works and it isn’t too much trouble to operate, update, and maintain, tech can be a blessing rather than a curse. A universal TV remote, to me, is a prime example of a good idea that’s all too often much more trouble than it’s worth. […]

Benefits of Music Therapy for People with Dementia

by Lisa M. Davila, B.S.N., M.S. ~ Music therapy as a professional specialty didn’t come about until after World War II, when musicians visited veterans hospitals to entertain the patients who were dealing with physical and emotional trauma. Hospital staff noticed the significant positive responses by patients—both physically and mentally—and requested that the musicians be hired […]

Driving Tips: Traffic Light Malfunctions

by Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor ~ Local Facebook sites, like ours in Indian Land, regularly host a thread on driving. We all have our peeves. My personal peeve is directionals. Whether it’s changing lanes or making a turn – use your turn signal, people. And for my friends and neighbors in Sun City, if you […]

Driving Tips: The Zipper Merge

by Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor ~ Local Facebook sites, like ours in Indian Land, regularly host a thread on driving. We all have our peeves. My personal peeve is directionals. Whether it’s changing lanes or making a turn – use your turn signal, people. And for my friends and neighbors in Sun City, if you […]