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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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In the Villages: Ways to predict the Final Four

In the Villages: Ways to predict the Final Four

Don’t overthink when you fill out your NCAA Tournament bracket. Instead, have a little fun. It’s no secret that residents of The Villages are avid sports fans. Spend one afternoon in the country’s largest retirement community and you’ll see golf…
Retirement 563: The non-financial aspects of retirement life

Retirement 563: The non-financial aspects of retirement life

Home is where the “health” is. Story: Nancy Stampahar, Retirement Life Coach Nancy During our younger years, we learned “Home is where the heart is,” and “Home is where the wealth is.” But as we age, and during our retirement…
In the Villages: Don’t be a  lonely heart

In the Villages: Don’t be a lonely heart

Yes, Valentine’s Day can be just as fulfilling for singles. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Historically, it’s a day where two people madly in love exchange heart-shaped chocolates, floral arrangements, and jewelry.  Unless, of course, you’re single. Residents of The…
Book Club: My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House

Book Club: My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House

‘My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House’ by Lillian Rogers Parks in collaboration with Frances Spatz Leighton. Maggie Rogers, a black woman with two young children, was abandoned by her husband. She joined the all-black domestic staff at the…
Meet a Villager: The finest things

Meet a Villager: The finest things

For one Villager, retirement is all about living life to the fullest, with a focus on people and things that matter most.  Photo: Nicole Hamel After eight years, Bruce Ellis says the two things he and his wife Sandra are…
Social Club Spotlight: Get moving!

Social Club Spotlight: Get moving!

Walk Away the Pounds class provides Villagers a fun, full-body aerobic workout.  Photos: Nicole Hamel It’s a new year, and if you’re looking for an enjoyable, easy way to get fit, check out Walk Away the Pounds. This class is…
Turning back the clock

Turning back the clock

Bobby Vignapiano brings back the timeless songs of yesterday. Photos: Nicole Hamel  The room goes dark. As the singer makes his appearance on stage, a spotlight projects a bright beam of light onto him.  Simultaneously, battery-operated candle lights turn on…
In the Villages: Strive for a happy, healthy New Year

In the Villages: Strive for a happy, healthy New Year

Villagers, make 2022 your best year yet. Remember the 1980s hit song “I’m so Excited” by The Pointer Sisters? With 2022 here, I’m very excited and I just can’t hide it! Actually, I have this joyful feeling with the arrival…
Meet a Villager: Nancy Stampahar

Meet a Villager: Nancy Stampahar

A compassionate woman helps retirees live meaningful and fulfilled lives. Photo: Nicole Hamel Career: I am a retirement life coach, which means I concentrate on the non-financial aspect of retirement. I focus on the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of…
Book Club: Timely book

Book Club: Timely book

‘Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World’ by Vivek H. Murthy, MD. Dr. Vivek H. Murthy is the 19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States. In his groundbreaking book, “Together: The Healing Power…
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