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Remedies for Fitful Nights

By Lisa M. Davila, B.S.N., M.S. ~ You feel as if you’ve tried everything, but a restful night’s sleep still eludes you. You are not alone. “In one study, 57% of older Americans complained of sleep difficulties and only 12% actually reported normal sleep,” says Matt Narrett, M.D., chief medical officer for Erickson Living. Although […]


It’s too early now, but by the end of March, it is possible we may start seeing ruby-throated hummingbirds in Charlotte! As the migration map shows above, April is the month for widespread arrival of these wonderful birds in the Charlotte area, but towards the end of March, we may be able to spot a […]

Stone Theatre Flashback Cinema – Classic Movies on the Big Screen

Redstone Theatres are hosting Flashback Cinema every Sunday and Wednesday. March 17 & 20 The Quiet Man (1952)   March 24 & 27 The Godfather Part II (1974)  March 31  & April 3 The Philadelphia Story (1940) Regular admission price applies. Please see the theatre website for show times.

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 […]

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, […]

89.6% of Sun City Carolina Lakes Residents Are Satisfied with SCCL’s Active Adult Lifestyle

By Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor ~ A few years back, the Sun City Carolina Lakes Board of Directors tasked a group of residents to come up with a strategic vision for the community. They called the project Vision 2027.  The essential questions were “Where are we now?” and “Where do we want to be ten […]

Game On!

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 […]

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 […]