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How Fletcher Park Inn is Keeping Strong

Fletcher Park Inn is a 500-acre retirement community located just south of Asheville, North Carolina. We spoke with Lisa Metcalf, Marketing Director, of Fletcher Park Inn to see how her staff and residents were faring in the wake of the pandemic. Some of the biggest changes they’ve had to endure…

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Feeding a Community During COVID

We asked Diana Mashburn of College Walk Senior Living in Brevard, North Carolina about the most surprising challenge COVID has presented. Without a second thought, she says, “How much effort goes into delivering meals. And having a dining room that’s closed down.” Pre-COVID, there were around 200 meals served in…

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Coming Together Series: Introduction

Carolina Living Choices is starting a new blog entitled The Coming Together series. The owner of Carolina Living Choices, Betsy O’Leary, explains the intention behind the ambitious and exciting project. She also dives into why, during a global pandemic, it’s the perfect time to showcase these stories. The reasoning for…

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Previous Blogs and Articles

Education helping hand for baby boomers

You can read a lot more about baby boomers who can’t find new work than about those who can. That’s…

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Ah, those sexual awakening days of a boomer’s college education

Boy meets girl? Sure, that happened when we boomers were young. Boy loses girl? Yep, that too. And that’s the…

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What are baby boomers saying about retirement?

Retirement is a hot topic among baby boomers. For most either it’s close … or it’s here. Emily Cass writes…

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A Boomer Asks … Can I Trade This Body In On A New One?

We like what Los Angeles comedian Forrest Brakeman writes. In the past he has produced pieces for BoomerCafé asking, “Was…

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My baby boomer mother gave me a sense of adventure

If there’s one thing better than baby boomers with a sense of adventure, it’s kids who admire it. And that’s…

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A boomer tribute to the days of the Five and Dime

Nostalgia, anyone? That’s what you’ll feel when you read this tribute to Main Street by baby boomer and “almost retired”…

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Are baby boomers working longer and harder?

If you’re still a working baby boomer, do you feel like you’re working longer and harder? If so, you’re not…

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A Boomer’s 50th High School Reunion

The number is daunting, but every year, millions more baby boomers face it: 50 years! It was 50 years ago…

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A boomer’s life in a world marked by the ‘70s

Ah, baby boomers, we do have our memories, don’t we?! That’s what Akron, Ohio writer and newspaper columnist Sue Amari…

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A baby boomer’s timely Pumpkin Pie Recipe Poem

Can a poem be delicious? It can if it’s a poem about Pumpkin Pie. And in this Thanksgiving season, we…

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