Monday, December 20, 2010

We Need to Talk

AARP has an online seminar to assist loved ones in talking about planning for driving retirement. It can be found at

It takes about 30 minutes to take.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top 5 Reasons Boomers Should Move to Tallahassee in 2011

#5. Diversity of Faith and Community: With churches from Baptist to Catholic and synagogues to Buddhist, Tallahassee has churches and places of faith for just about everyone. Many are dedicated to service and volunteering to help others in our community is evident from organizations conducting fundraisers to individuals volunteering regularly. Whatever your particular passion to help is, there is a way to express it here.

#4. Midtown Tallahassee and other neighborhoods. Each area has its own sense of community and Midtown Tallahassee is one that expresses itself by inviting all of the city. With bustling night life of local taverns and wine bars to locally owned and electic restaurants such as Kool Beanz and Chez Pierre, if you are looking for an evening out, Midtown is a good place to enjoy it.

#3. Our local universities:
Florida State and Florida A&M boast certainly sporting activities and cultural ones too. You can continue your personal growth through engaging in some of the learning opportunities provided through these universities.

#2. Location, location, location: Within driving distance to many of the Gulf Coast beaches, there are wildlife and recreational opportunities for everyone. From the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse to Tallahassee's own Miccosukee Greenway and Tom Brown Park or even Florida's Maclay Gardens, recreational activities abound. Whether hiking in Torreya Park or swimming in the cold, clear waters of Wakulla Springs, there is a plethora of things to do outdoors.

#1. OUR WEATHER: Okay, so it's December and it's not even winter yet and we keep having days during the weeks of below freezing temperatures. Still on average, January is our coldest month, and the good thing about this, is that we do have the seasons. Some falls are prettier than others, but there is color change and temperatures. July and August are our hottest months and July typically has the most rain. With few exceptions, every day is advantageous for outdoor exercise and reasons to be active outside.

I could make the list longer with comments about state government, health care, culture and more. We are a great city to live in with a super sense of community and friendliness. Whatever you may be looking for, we've probably got it here in Tallahassee or some place close. So come on, check us out in 2011.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Backyard Nursing Home

Wonder if we could get the legislature here in Florida to allow these (and of course Tallahassee's zoning laws). We already have the "granny flats" bill, so it seems this cottage would be an allowed addition. The problem is the size of the yard it's being put on, specifications on how close to the property lines they can go.