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Give Yourself the Present of the Present!

As the Executive Director of a gorgeous, premier retirement community, I cannot count the number of times I have heard the phrase “I’m not ready yet,” when talking with retirees about the benefits of a senior living community, whether they be 65 or 95!

“Not ready for what,” is usually my first question, Read More→

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Sweetwood Easter Egg Hunt! Enjoy the pictures!

Easter Egg Hunt pic 1My father was the Musical Director for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus for several years and I cannot count the number of times I went to the circus during that time.  I was a young teenager and used to take the bus to Madison Square Garden, Boston Garden, the Providence and New Haven Civic Centers–any place I could get to by bus–to visit my father, Read More→

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside!

As I write, it is -15 degrees in Williamstown, MA, with a dangerous windchill factor, making it ‘feel like’ -35!  Who can feel anything at -35 degrees?!  Yes indeed baby….it’s COLD outside!

One of the biggest obstacles for seniors, whether they be 65 or 95, is the idea of leaving their homes.  I’ve heard colleagues in other senior living communities refer to a person or couple’s home as the “house” Read More→

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Is 80 the new 60?

Today’s culture in America is all about being youthful, looking youthful, acting youthful.  Our television shows, commercials, magazines, etc. are geared towards the ‘young,’ to the point of ridiculousness, at times.  I have nothing against ‘tweens’ and ‘twenty-somethings.’ What I DO object to is the lack of attention to, and mis-representation of our seniors in this country.  Read More→

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Mud Season Escape: India and Nepal

Thursday, March 27, 4:00 p.m.
Please join us for a special mud season escape, as local escape artist Julie Mackaman describes her recent journey with her husband Rico as “independent” travelers in northern India and Nepal. They took public transportation, booked guest houses and homestays as they traveled, met people along the way, Read More→

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