From the Publisher…

Spring has sprung and life in central North Carolina couldn’t be finer. There surely is no more beautiful place on earth than our state in the springtime.

With the coming of spring comes a sense of renewal not just in the landscape but within ourselves. We start moving back to the out-of-doors and dusting off those warm weather activities that we love.

Spring has new meaning in retirement. In our working years much of the magic of spring is what is observed through an office window, a windshield or enjoyed during lunch hour. Retirement brings the freedom to truly embrace all that spring has to offer. It might also be a great time to set a new goal or undertake a new activity, the thoughts of which might have been in the back of your mind for years. This issue we explore Yoga as an activity that isn’t just for the twenty-somethings among us but, in fact, may be a practice that is more impactful to the retirement set than to any other age group. Staying healthy, becoming healthier, being fit and more mentally sharp are goals with a huge upside return.

Now is also a great time to think about selling the homestead and making that exciting life change. The real estate market has brought substantial increases to the value of the primary residence for most people in the Carolinas and on the East coast. This may be the perfect time to cash in on one of your biggest investments and parlay that into a brand new Active-Adult, low maintenance home, or a move to one of our area’s fabulous Independent Living or Life Plan communities. The offerings have never been more sizzling. Tours of new homes and communities are once again available and you almost certainly will be “wowed” by what you find.

Spring is here and life is good. Let’s all make the most of it.

Articles in this issue:

Cover Story

Yoga Will Change Your Life

Physical & Mental Benefits of Yoga

Planning for the Future

Long Term Care Planning

Aging in Place

Staying Fit & Healthy

It is Vital – the Spine


How Staying Active Can Keep You Mentally Healthy

News & Information

A Parting Word, David Ammons