From the Publisher…

Is there any wonder our well-kept secret is getting out? There simply is no other place in this country that is a more attractive retirement destination than our central North Carolina region. We have four distinct seasons … rarely harsh and when they are harsh, it is never for more than the briefest of periods. We have an acceptable cost of living with relatively low tax rates. Our builders offer brand new homes that are affordable and offer a lifestyle that is designed specifically for the 55+ crowd. We have super-luxury apartments that welcome the 55+ as well as the young professionals. The Independent Living and Life Plan Community realm continue to offer a truly spectacular lifestyle with all the security that comes with it.

Our special portion of the state provides easy access to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches just 2-3 hours to the east and hiking, skiing, and enjoyment of the sheer beauty of the High Country equally close. A vibrant arts and cultural community would seem to complete the picture but, not to “gild the lily,” there’s even more! Central North Carolina is home to an amazing assortment of colleges and universities, several of which enjoy world-renowned status. More than just educating our next generation of thought leaders, these institutions welcome the retired set who have the time and inclination to enrich their lives exploring new learning vistas. You can read about these programs in this issue … and know yet one more reason why central North Carolina is the retirement destination of choice.

Articles in this issue:

Cover Story

Lifelong Learning – Go Back to School at Any Age

Planning for the Future

Coaching for a New Stage

Tell Them You Love Them


Autumn Health and Safety Checklist for Seniors

Staying Fit & Healthy

How Exercise Benefits Mental Health

News & Information

A Parting Word, David Ammons