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August 6, 2020

By the time you’re ready and able to retire, it is well-earned. Retirement is a stage of life full of free … Read More

July 28, 2020

Senior living communities have come a long way. Yet many 55 or better active adults are afraid of the prospect of … Read More

July 21, 2020

There are so many easy ways to update, refresh, and personalize your apartment. Choose just a few special little … Read More

July 13, 2020

Does the thought of residing in a 55+ active adult community make you feel old? It definitely shouldn’t. In fact, … Read More

July 6, 2020

Is it a rainy, miserable, depressing day? Or is it a great day to get some stuff done around the house? When … Read More

June 29, 2020

Do you remember going to an airport with no security checkpoint, driving a car without a phone in it, and using … Read More

June 22, 2020

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think … Read More

June 18, 2020

As you get older, a large, empty house can start to feel less and less like a home. The kids have moved out, and some … Read More

June 8, 2020

Get two active adults together, and sooner or later, the conversation will involve some facet of the digestive … Read More

June 1, 2020

While there’s an overwhelming misconception that older generations don’t know how to use technology, … Read More

May 27, 2020

We are what we eat. It’s as simple – and as complex – as that. A healthy diet is important at every … Read More

May 20, 2020

Remember when apps were short for appetizers? While those pigs in a blanket were pretty delicious, they were not … Read More

April 2, 2020

Lose Yourself in a Book  Project Gutenberg  Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. … Read More

March 23, 2020

Staying active and healthy means approaching your wellbeing in a variety of ways. At Overture, our active adult … Read More

March 17, 2020

The traditional model for senior living has overstayed its welcome. That’s why Overture has opened the door to a … Read More

March 8, 2020

Ranked in the top 100 best cities for retirees, Albuquerque New Mexico is a western gem. Famous as the backdrop for the … Read More

March 2, 2020

You’ve driven your last carpool, stitched your last Halloween costume, baked your last batch of PTA cookies and … Read More

February 21, 2020

You might think they call it the “Emerald City” because of its wealthiest resident, the Wizard of … Read More

February 14, 2020

When you think of Valentine’s Day, a candlelight dinner and several grand romantic gestures may come to mind … Read More

January 30, 2020

We live in a world of great gadgets! From smartphones to robotic vacuum cleaners, technology has made our lives easier … Read More

January 24, 2020

“My New Year’s Resolution list usually starts with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand … Read More

January 6, 2020

So, it’s a little quieter than you’re used to. But on the upside, you are no longer tripping over the … Read More

December 20, 2019

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”Martha Graham Music by itself is uplifting. And yes, swaying, … Read More

December 16, 2019

"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."    Pablo Picasso  “Colors are the … Read More

December 13, 2019

Your spirit still feels 19. But that person looking back at you from the mirror looks significantly, well…more … Read More

December 2, 2019

The theatah, the theatah. Who hasn’t belted out “Defying Gravity,” ala Wicked’s Idina Menzel in … Read More

November 25, 2019

Why Is Lyft A Great Tool for Older Adults?  It may not always feel like it when you’re trying to figure out … Read More

November 19, 2019

Holiday travel: The best of times and the worst of times. The good news is you’re either planning a journey to … Read More

November 11, 2019

As the holiday season looms, it’s time to make sure you and your well-intentioned, gift-giving kids are on the … Read More

October 28, 2019

The signs are subtle, but you notice them. It may be your family home is no longer being properly maintained. It may be … Read More

By Daniel Carlson | October 22, 2019

Dan and Bonnie Carlson made the decision to become part of Overture’s active Adult Community and they have never … Read More

October 16, 2019

So, you’ve been told your new senior apartment is a “move-in ready home.” If you’re not exactly … Read More

October 7, 2019

You’ve discussed, weighed the pros and cons, and analyzed the numbers. The verdict is clear: You are ready to … Read More

September 23, 2019

Though it’s nobody’s favorite subject, estate planning is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Having your … Read More

September 18, 2019

When you are part of the daily grind, time is money. When you’ve put full-time employment behind you, your free … Read More

September 9, 2019

What is Estate Planning?  Consider it planning for the ultimate gift that you can leave your loved ones. A little … Read More

September 2, 2019

After decades of daily recycled air and office décor, it’s no wonder you’re ready for the majesty of … Read More

July 24, 2019

It’s a pretty safe bet that most people view Vegas as mainly a mecca for gambling and bachelor/bachelorette … Read More

July 23, 2019

Terminus. Thasherville. Deanville. Marthasville. What do those names all have in common? At one time or another, each … Read More

July 16, 2019

Welcome to retirement! Your time is officially your own to use exactly as you please. Remember all those fabulous … Read More

July 9, 2019

When many people think of Southern California, they think about spending time in star-studded Los Angeles. However, Los … Read More

June 28, 2019

Fact: Social media has changed the way people interact, facilitating an unprecedented level of worldwide communication … Read More

June 26, 2019

At 55 you are not the same person you were at 25, 35, or even 45.  When seeking to create new relationships or … Read More

June 17, 2019

Big birthday coming? Don’t dread it. Think of the Big 5-5 as an opportunity. You’re not getting older, … Read More

June 10, 2019

Kindness is like a spiritual boomerang. The more you put out, the more it comes back to you. Just ask Leon Logothetis, … Read More

May 29, 2019

It’s official. Your full-time commitment to your career is over. Surrounded by colleagues and champagne, you … Read More

May 24, 2019

There is fitness. And then, there is fitness. Chances are the only six-pack you’re carrying these days contains … Read More

May 20, 2019

What a busy day! Between working out, meeting a neighbor for lunch, and getting elbow deep in dough during your baking … Read More

May 17, 2019

To quote baseball legend Wade Boggs, “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” As … Read More

April 24, 2019

Now that you have right-sized into an apartment home, it’s time to transform that square footage into a … Read More

April 19, 2019

Spring has sprung. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and you’re most likely ready to give your … Read More

April 16, 2019

Attention all adult children: Mother’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes a new opportunity to honor … Read More

April 10, 2019

Preserving the planet for future generations is an important undertaking that requires all of us to embrace a greener … Read More

March 26, 2019

There’s no doubt the internet has impacted our lives in a variety of positive ways. Unfortunately, cyberspace is … Read More

By Henry Radoff | March 11, 2019

As Hank and Marla continue their quest to find the right active adult community, their rightsizing solution appears … Read More

By Henry Radoff | March 11, 2019

Next stop: Overture Sugar Land! In this final excerpt, our distinguished author, Chancey the dog, explores the wonders … Read More

By Henry Radoff | March 7, 2019

Hank and Marla had reached a crossroads. Their big townhouse with its multiple floors was just not working anymore. … Read More

February 26, 2019

Mother Nature’s winter wrath presents challenges at any age, but for older adults, freezing temperatures and the … Read More

February 20, 2019

The kids are grown. Retirement is a reality or within shouting distance. Nothing left to do but get this active adult … Read More

February 13, 2019

Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you not to run with scissors? To be careful jumping off the swings? … Read More

February 8, 2019

Remember the first time you faced the challenge of any first-time social situation? First day of school, first date, … Read More

January 30, 2019

Now that you are ready to execute your plan to rightsize, it’s time to get serious about finding the perfect … Read More

January 23, 2019

The house is filled with cherished memories. It’s also loaded with extraneous stuff, amassed over decades, that … Read More

By Daniel Carlson | January 16, 2019

When Dan and Bonnie Carlson rightsized and joined the active adult apartment home community at Overture Ridgmar, … Read More

January 9, 2019

“Happiness is a warm puppy,” said the late cartoonist Charles Schulz, who may or may not have realized the … Read More

January 8, 2019

Looking forward to the new year with energy and optimism? Then, by all means, take that list of traditional New … Read More

December 28, 2018

Wellness: The state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. A simple word … Read More

December 19, 2018

If you’re looking for a design element to spruce up your living space, low maintenance indoor plants are a … Read More

December 12, 2018

Though we have no control over our genetic makeup, we can control our attitudes and behavior. It is well within our … Read More

December 5, 2018

Charleston is a city of endless shopping, an eclectic restaurant scene, miles of unspoiled beaches, luxury 55+ … Read More

November 27, 2018

After much discussion, your parents have finally decided to rightsize! It’s a milestone for the whole family to … Read More

November 21, 2018

The signs are subtle. Your parent or parents may not actually come out and say the words. But if you are paying … Read More

November 16, 2018

Who are you and where did you come from? In the digital age, tracing family roots has become a new and fascinating … Read More

November 9, 2018

“Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present.” – … Read More

November 6, 2018

The relationship between children and parents is a constantly shifting conundrum. When kids are small, parents are the … Read More

November 2, 2018

It’s not just a house. It’s your home. A treasure trove of memories that charts your family’s … Read More

October 30, 2018

For many of us, it’s taken a decade of righting the ship to regain our financial footing, but, finally, that word … Read More

October 22, 2018

You are no longer tripping over the kid’s toys. There are no more soccer practices to run to. Work is winding … Read More

October 9, 2018

Did you know that adopting simple lifestyle changes can help prevent heart disease and help you have a healthy heart? … Read More

September 28, 2018

Bob Dylan or Frank Sinatra? Whether the wisdom of Dylan guided your formative years or Sinatra made you or your … Read More

September 13, 2018

Quality over quantity. It’s a recurring theme as we strive to create an active adult lifestyle that maximizes … Read More

By Daniel Carlson | September 7, 2018

A year ago, Dan and Bonnie Carlson took the plunge and joined Overture Ridgmar, one of Overture’s exceptional … Read More

September 7, 2018

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” —Jeanne Moreau As … Read More

August 30, 2018

The relationship between aging and mental health is a study in contrast. On the one hand, as we get closer to … Read More

August 24, 2018

New members of an active adult community come from all walks of life. They represent a diverse assortment of … Read More

August 20, 2018

The internet has been an integral part of our lives for the better part of a quarter of a century. So, yes, if you do … Read More

August 10, 2018

Wine improves with age. But more to the point, according to active adult wine connoisseurs, age improves with wine. … Read More

August 2, 2018

If you are a golfer, retirement means only one thing: Work can no longer get in the way of your golf game! You are now … Read More

July 25, 2018

Why do people love Austin? Well, the answer depends on whom you ask. Outdoor aficionados can’t get enough … Read More

July 19, 2018

If you sit outside, you get lots of fresh air. Take a walk, and you keep those legs moving and your heart pumping. Pull … Read More

July 15, 2018

Nothing calms the spirit and soothes aching joints like exercising in crystal clear, perfectly heated water. Whether … Read More

July 6, 2018

We are what we eat. It is as simple—and as complex as that. What we ingest affects every fiber of our being, … Read More

June 28, 2018

Scenery. Comradery. Great spirits—literally and figuratively. When it comes to retirement travel ideas, a trip to … Read More

June 19, 2018

Retirement. Ahh. The good life of fun, relaxation and leisure time. That precious commodity so elusive in our younger … Read More

June 12, 2018

If you can put one foot in front of the other, you can improve your heart health, increase muscle tone, and get an … Read More

June 7, 2018

Exercise is a key ingredient in a healthy lifestyle at every age, but it is especially important to the well-being of … Read More

May 30, 2018

The crowd is on the edge of their seats. The players are determined and focused as they square off for the … Read More

May 25, 2018

Three of the most compelling reasons to live in Virginia Beach? Location. Location. Location. As if there are not … Read More

May 8, 2018

Remember when you came home from elementary school with a Mother’s Day gift made by your own two little hands? … Read More

May 4, 2018

They exude unconditional love. They are always excellent company. They provide comfort without judgment. No, … Read More

April 25, 2018

Fun and invigorating, swimming is the quintessential total body experience. Effortlessly propelling through water is … Read More

April 19, 2018

San Antonio has a secret. Sure, everybody knows the second largest city in Texas boasts a rich and diverse cultural … Read More

April 12, 2018

“The human contribution is an essential ingredient. It is only in giving of oneself to others that we truly … Read More

March 27, 2018

“I can't think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting. … Read More

March 6, 2018

Retirement from long-term employment is a pretty decisive conclusion to one phase of life. But, just what the next … Read More

February 20, 2018

Apartment design is an art form unto itself. At its core, it’s about creative space management and transforming … Read More

February 7, 2018

As the formidable Bette Davis famously remarked “getting old is not for sissies.” Same can be said for … Read More

January 26, 2018

The start of a new year is a great opportunity to assess the past and focus on making changes that will positively … Read More

January 16, 2018

Whether you are a junior or a senior, there is a yoga practice for you! Strengthen the body. Quiet the mind. … Read More

January 10, 2018

Remember when the generation gap meant your parents hated your clothes, hair, music, and—if you were a teenage … Read More

January 4, 2018

As Bob Dylan so aptly said, “The times they are a-changin'!” And let’s face it, if you are more than … Read More

By Daniel Carlson | December 18, 2017

In the conclusion of his four-part series on “rightsizing,” Dan Carlson explains the joyful process of … Read More

By Daniel Carlson | December 11, 2017

Dan and Bonnie Carlson had just committed to a new life at Overture Ridgmar and were thrilled with their choice. But in … Read More

By Daniel Carlson | December 4, 2017

Previously, Dan and Bonnie Carlson had taken the huge leap of deciding to “rightsize” in order to pursue a … Read More

By Daniel Carlson | November 27, 2017

Dan and Bonnie Carlson found themselves at a crossroads. Homeownership that had in the past been so right, was … Read More

November 10, 2017

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns. I am grateful that thorns have roses.” Jean Baptiste Alphonse … Read More

October 27, 2017

Hear that? The halls are alive with the sound of music and for good reason. From the moment we are born, we’ve … Read More

October 20, 2017

The Little City with Big Opportunities Though a mere 22 miles from downtown Houston, Sugar Land, Texas is anything but … Read More

October 10, 2017

Keeping those cholesterol numbers and ratios in check is certainly a key factor of our continued health and well-being. … Read More

September 28, 2017

Now that your time is more your own than it’s ever been, this stage of life can be an exciting journey, both … Read More

By Laura Lewis | May 24, 2017

“How fine is life when what we want is what we have.” —Tao  I think he was talking about … Read More

By Tony Pruneda | May 15, 2017

"April showers bring May flowers", at least that's what I have heard! You realize that spring has arrived when you … Read More

By Claire Richards | March 22, 2017

It is exciting moving into an Overture community and apartment, and provides an opportunity to express yourself in a … Read More

February 27, 2017

Can you remember the last time you read a book cover to cover? For most of us, it may have been a while. As we learned … Read More

By Jeff Jackson | January 25, 2017

So, 2017 is already flying by. How are those resolutions coming along? Don’t worry…did you know 41% of … Read More

By Suzanne Holsomback | January 5, 2017

I want to get organized this year, but… “I just don’t know where to start.” “I’m … Read More

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