You're Never Too Old to Learn Something New

Posted by Epcon Communities on Dec 5, 2020 11:15:00 AM

We’ve all heard the expression, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks," but this couldn’t be further from the truth. You’re never too old to learn something new, and being lifelong learners can actually help us enhance our overall cognitive health as we age. 

There are things you can start doing right away to stay sharp that aren’t expensive and are easily accessible. Consider making a change to your life or monotonous routine by incorporating new activities into your schedule, such as developing a new hobby, enrolling in adult learning classes, or cultivating new relationships.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Fun Activities in the Des Moines, Iowa Area

Posted by Llew Jenkins on Nov 30, 2020 11:15:00 AM

There are many fun activities you can do with your friends or family in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Whether you’re looking for a fun outside activity, good food or drinks, or a place to go for some needed alone time, there is something for everyone.

Here are some of our favorite places and things to do in the Des Moines area:

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Topics: Lifestyle

3 Easy Holiday Crafts for You and Your Grandchildren

Posted by Ashlynn Bauer on Nov 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM

The holidays are just around the corner, and you may be thinking of fun and safe activities you can do with your family. Decorations from the store are great, but homemade crafts can be even more meaningful.

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5 Tips for Preparing Your Yard for Fall Weather

Posted by Epcon Communities on Oct 22, 2020 2:15:00 PM

As summer fades and a new season begins, your home and its landscaping may need a different kind of care in the cooler months ahead.

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Benefits of a Close-Knit Active Adult Community

Posted by Andy Fagervik on Oct 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

In times like these, it’s important to have a community of friends and family close by for support. A close-knit community should be sought above all else. Cultivating meaningful relationships may be different right now due to social distancing, especially for people who identify as introverts.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Starting Fresh in a New Community Doesn't Need to Mean Starting Over

Posted by Karen Gillum on Sep 28, 2020 11:15:00 AM

If you’re widowed or an empty nester, you may be thinking about relocating to be closer to your family. This kind of major move can be stressful, and maybe even a little scary, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming!

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Topics: Lifestyle

How Taking a Break Can Help Boost Productivity

Posted by Llew Jenkins on Sep 21, 2020 1:30:00 PM

People born between 1945 and 1960, or Baby Boomers, were born into a world at war, and exposed to many hardships at a young age. Work-life balance wasn’t always a primary concern for the workforce of this generation. Perhaps as a result of this upbringing, 80% of Boomers in the workforce report high levels of stress. While a life filled with work can be purposeful, it can also lead to chronic stress and burnout.

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Topics: Lifestyle

5 Reasons to Love Living in a Single-Level Home

Posted by Karen Gillum on Aug 20, 2020 4:06:52 PM

Owning and maintaining a multi-level home can be hard, time-consuming work, especially as you age. Your life could be much simpler by transitioning to single level living in an active adult community!

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Reasons Why 55 Could Be Your Best Age Yet

Posted by Andy Fagervik on Aug 3, 2020 4:46:27 PM

Despite the stigma around growing old, turning 55 opens up a wide variety of opportunities and benefits not available until now. You’ve lived and learned and contributed to society for your entire adult life, and now it’s time to reap the rewards!

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5 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Empty Nest

Posted by Llew Jenkins on Jul 6, 2020 12:50:07 PM

Living in a newly empty nest can be difficult, but there are several tactics you can use to combat empty nest syndrome after your kids leave the house, making things easier for you and for them.

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Topics: Lifestyle

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