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The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye Jimi Hendrix

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Jun 22, 2018

Breaking The Ice, Breaking Out The Ice Cream And Other Ways Sunshine Folks Warm Up To Each Other

The arrival of the solstice this week not only welcomes in the warm months of summer, it symbolizes the even warmer welcome received by every newcomer at Sunshine Retirement communities. Thanks to Sunshine Ambassador Programs in place at every community [...]

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Jun 08, 2018

Sunshine Residents Are All Aflutter Over Butterflies

One of the most incredible things to witness in nature is the metamorphosis of a humble caterpillar into a glorious butterfly. What’s been even more amazing to watch lately is the magical transformation of numerous Sunshine residents as they interact [...]

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May 29, 2018

How To Teach The Grandkids That Memorial Day Isn’t Just For Unforgettable Picnics

For most Americans, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kickoff of summer – an early chance to get out for an old-fashioned family barbecue in the park, along with some Frisbee flinging, some corn hole tossing, and maybe a pick-up [...]

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May 04, 2018

Cinco de Mayo: Mexico’s Most Celebrated – And Misunderstood – Holiday

For most Americans, Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to crunch a few tacos, dip some chips in fresh guacamole, and quench their thirst with an ice-cold margarita. While it’s a great day to celebrate Mexican-American culture, don’t be [...]

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Apr 26, 2018

Poetry Readings Give Sunshine Writers A Rhyme And A Reason

There once was a woman from Dunwoody, Whose disposition was always quite moody. But wouldn’t you know it? She became a poet. And now she’s feeling quite goody. There are those who consider limericks (like the one above) to be [...]

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Mar 27, 2018

Aging Doesn’t Have To Mean The End Of Road For Drivers

Those of us who are 60 and over have been living in the golden age of the automobile – when virtually every American adult enjoys the freedom of owning his or her own car, making it relatively easy to visit [...]

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Mar 12, 2018

Sunshine Sheds Light On: Independent Living – Let Freedom Ring! (#2 in a Series)

Six weeks ago, we shared perspectives on how to know if it’s time to consider moving into a retirement living community and if so, which kind. Today, we’re going to take a closer look specifically at Independent Living as an [...]

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Mar 05, 2018

What To Do When You Are The Official Destination For “Spring Break 2018”

March may be roaring in like a lion in your neck of the woods. But with the Olympics behind us and Daylight Savings Time just ahead, the words “Spring Break” will soon be on everyone’s lips. While that conjures up [...]

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Feb 16, 2018

This Valentine’s Day Was Sweeter Than Ever For Three Sunshine Couples

Two weeks ago, we mentioned in our post how many Sunshine Retirement communities celebrated Valentine’s Day this week with special meals and dances. But at one community in particular – The Clairmont in Austin, Texas – the atmosphere of love [...]

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Feb 13, 2018

Globetrotting Sunshine Armchair Travelers Explore the World Vicariously

Here in the so-called “dead of winter,” as many of us settle in to watch athletes from around the world gather to compete under the Olympic flag in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it’s natural to feel a little tinge of cabin [...]