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We know that the idea of retiring at 50 is not on the radar for mostpeople. In fact, research has shown that many adults...

Embrace Change

As we look back through life, it’s sometimes amazing to see how far we’ve come and how many things changed along the way. Indeed,...

Lifelong learning for all

Throughout our life we play different roles and wear different masks depending on our relationships. We are child, employee, parent, co-worker, team-mate, boss, grandparent....

OLLI classes continue online

It is, or at least it was, easy to take everything around us for granted – our favorite restaurants, our walks, our routine. Sometimes...

Social Distancing Shouldn’t Lead to Social Isolation

Even in the best of times, social isolation is a significant problem in the aging population. In Georgia, 669,000 people over the age of...

Be Curious! Be Engaged!

The C.S. Lewis character in the film “Shadowlands” says, “We read to know we’re not alone.” However, there are other ways to overcome separation...

After resolving to exercise, I do this

Can you believe it’s 2020 already? We aren’t just in a new year but a new decade too. I have the usual list of...

From AARP: Creating Successful Caregiver/Life Balance

Family caregivers perform unpaid care valued at $470 billion a year, helping their loved ones stay at home—and out of costly institutional care, often...

Get in the Game!

Football season is here again! It’s wonderful to see all the additional people that come to Athens to participate in a shared event. I’m especially...

Important Message from AARP. Stop Rx Greed.

Dear Boom Athens Readers, This may not come as a surprise to many of you, but Americans pay the highest brand-name drug prices in the...

Resources for all

A family caregiver is defined as an adult age 18 or older who is providing unpaid, short-term or long-term care to a parent, spouse,...

Live streaming at OLLI – both incoming and outgoing

I don’t often start my article talking directly about OLLI@UGA, but this summer we are piloting two programs that have implications for what we...

Moving Their “Retirement” Home – All 300,000 Pounds.

  While many boomers are downsizing their living space or are planning to do so, Tom and Beth Allen have enlarged theirs. In fact, they...

Home Ec Revisited: More Than Cooking and Sewing

  Boomer boys took shop and auto mechanics in junior and senior high. We young ladies studied Home Economics. We were introduced to kitchens and...

Uber and Lyft

The money can be very good; the hassles mostly minor, and the hours totally flexible, say some of the boomers driving locally for the...

Genealogical Surprises! Love Letters Reveal a Mother I Never Knew

I retired from the UGA departments of romance languages and women's studies in 2011 after a lifetime of studying and teaching. And for all...

The Acquisitive Generation Begins to Downsize

Teresa Howard, 59, and her husband, Dallas, 63, are anxious to sell their 4,200 sq.f. house in Lawrenceville to move closer to their daughter...