Bridge Does Double Duty

By Frances Kolarek — The headline over a page-long article on bridge in a recent AARP Bulletin  reads: “Playing your cards right can help keep you sharp.” Bridge does double duty. It not only exercises our brains, it also provides that necessary contact with others. It’s both a social event and a mental challenge. In […]

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A Day and a Year in the Life of a Committee Chair

By Kendrick Lee — Joining a CCRC is a piece of work, approached by “newbies” in their own way. My wife and I came to Collington nine months ago, and started attending meetings of the so-called Operating committees, those that resembled shadow cabinets for the operating components of our community — buildings, grounds, finance, dining, health. […]

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Changing Aging

By Collington Administrative Intern Jessica Golden — It is no secret the Boomers are aging. There is also no pretense about the large number of older Americans hitting “retirement” age every day, catapulting this age bracket into the largest demographic in our nation. Dubbed the “Silver Tsunami,” politicians and policy makers are finally catching on […]

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Red Hat Warning!

By Frances Kolarek — Warning! “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat that doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me . . .” I wonder if British poet Jenny Joseph had any inkling of the effect her 20-line verse composed in a defiant mood, would have on her readers. […]

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