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What’s Happening in May 2017!

  By | aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | May 2017 | May is: National Appreciation Month.  The month of May is characterized by six national observances which highlight the contributions of those who have served.  Take a look here. National Nurses Week ~ National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May

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Volunteering: With Spunky Seniors

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | March 2017 Is volunteering for you? Let’s get the meaning.   If you’re willingly offering your services to help others, then that service is not a requirement nor is it an obligation.  If you’re willing to give volunteering a shot, first, take a look at your day.  If it doesn’t fill up quickly,

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Men Wearing Earrings

      By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club®| February 2017 Cool or not?   Earrings can mean many things to many men including looking cool. It’s no joke they’re not trying to impress, but they just want to feel good with the jewel(s).  Why not ~ fashion is subjective, and the concept of men

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Things You Can Do ~ In 2017

  By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | January 2017 Are you looking forward to a productive 2017? Then stop right here!  We can’t promise you everything, but we can do some things.  Plan according to the weather.  Here’s a start: Lodging   Book Early! Upstate New York has vacation rentals that are listed by

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Seniors ~ Kicking it up a Notch!

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | December 2016 Start the New Year off with something new.  Maybe dancing? Whether it’s tap, hip-hop, swing, jazz, shuffle or ballroom.  One of these dances, or all, can be beneficial to your health.  Yes, we recognize that dancing is one more way to stay on top of your

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Uncommon things ~ You Only Live Once

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | November 2016 How brave are you when it comes to strange things such as food and restaurants? Trying new things? What a great experience especially if you’re with friends that are boomers and seniors.  It makes for an enjoyable evening. So, we found a few intriguing places for

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Celebrating Autumn with a Smile!

  By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | October 2016 Are you looking for new fall settings? And, outside of staring at the beautiful colorful leaves that leaf peepers love, fall is here, and the weather is beautiful, so now is a better time to take a break and visit Upstate NY.  While you traveling, visit

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Celebrating Fall, Leaf Peeping & Festivals

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | October 2016 Fall is here!   Just what is Fall? Well, it’s the season between summer and winter that is called Autumn — it’s synonymous with the crisp air, falling leaves, pumpkins, bonfires, football games, geese flying overhead, and apple cider.  It’s the season when we celebrate Halloween and wear

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Living it Up in the Catskill, NY

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | September 2016 Take a Break:  To the Beautiful Catskills in Upstate New York   The summer is gone, and fall is bouncing in.  BUT, according to some meteorologists, we still have some good weather for a bit — seemingly that’s going to be around for a while.  You

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Something Different ~ Explore Central New York!

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | August 2016   Looking to try something new for your next incredible vacation with your family, friends, or loved ones? Look no further.  If you’ve been seeking that exciting vacation with interesting things to do, then don’t just stick to one region, county or borough.  Venture out. You

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What’s your Reading Style?

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | July 2016 There are three reading styles that we know of and Hermann Hesse explains it right here with Brain Pickings! Techniques Scanning:  you’re looking for a specific focus  Skimming: you’re just getting the gist of something extremely interested Detailed Reading:  you’re extracting information very accurately by reading every word

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Pickleball: Love it or Hate it!

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2016 What is Pickleball? It’s a paddle sport!  ♥ This game is played much like tennis for all ages and skill levels.  It’s easy to learn because the rules are simple. Why do we call it Pickle Ball? The sport is named after a family’s cocker spaniel named

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Summer: It’s Vacay Time

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | May 2016 When we think of summer, we think of vacation and the beach. So let’s get started with planning our big and mini vacations with friends and family.  If the weather is hot, that’s the time when retirees usually head out to the beach during a weekday

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April Fool’s Day Prank

By:  Allison Cianci | April 2016 Do you remember being young and in school, coming up with the perfect April Fool’s Day prank for your friends? Or maybe you still come up with hilarious pranks to set loose on your family, like wrapping items in tin foil or putting a ‘kick me’ sign on someone’s

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Women First in History

By: Allison Cianci | March 2016 March is Women’s History Month! You’ve probably heard of women like Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, and Margaret Thatcher who were all women who are an important part of our history.  But there are so many other women who are known for incredible things. Here’s a list of women who

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5 Activities for the Spunky Soul

By: | Allison Cianci | February 2016 Did you know that the month of February is the Spunky Old Broads Month? An entire month, dedicated to keeping young and active at any age!  This means now is the time to go out and do that crazy thing you’ve been thinking about but never done.  And

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Challenges for YouthGenarians

By: Allison Cianci | January 2016 2016 Challenges Another year has gone by and another chance to complete some yearly challenges. Traditionally, New Year’s Resolutions are made and then quickly broken throughout the early part of the year. For some reasons, these resolutions are doomed to fail, even if they start out with the best

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8 Unique Gifts for the Holidays!

  By: Allison Cianci | December 2015  Finding the perfect present can sometimes seem impossible. If you don’t want to get something generic that the person might already have, it can be even harder. Convince your friends and family you’re a gift giving expert this holiday season with some of these unique gifts you can

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Must Try Thanksgiving Desserts

By:  Allison Cianci | November 2015 When you think about Thanksgiving, turkey is probably the first thing that comes to mind, right? Next is probably spending time with your family and friends. But what about all the great desserts? Whether you’re making the entire meal yourself, or bringing a dish over to someone else’s house, these recipes

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Helping Women Now!

  By: Allison Cianci | October 2015 As you might already know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Sadly, most of us know of someone who has had to suffer from breast cancer in their lifetime because nearly 1 and eight women in America receive this diagnosis. While both the diagnosis and death rates have

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App Month: Check them out!

By:  Allison Cianci | September 2015  Have you always said you wanted to learn a new language, but never found the time? Or maybe you thought it’d be too difficult? Sorry to break it to you, but because of this App, those are no longer valid excuses. Duolingo is both an App for Apple/Android as

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PeaPod ~ Zipcar

By:  Allison Cianci | August 2015 Living in today’s world, there is so much that we are able to do. You already know about services like Netflix, which bring movies and TV straight into your home, but did you know you could get groceries that way too? Avoiding the long lines at the checkout counter while

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National Tequila Day

By:  Allison Cianci | July 2015 When: National Tequila Day is celebrated annually on the 24th of July. History Tequila, though Mexican in origin, is one of the most popular alcoholic beverage in the USA.  It is said that Don Cenobio Sauza, President of Tequila village introduced the drink in the late 1800s.  Ever since,

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ReDefining Seniors Reaction

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | June 2015  ~ Not just for the Elders ~ Over the last 10 years, YouTube has become a place for every type of video you can think of. You might have seen videos such as cooking, animals, or the latest video that went viral earlier last year, (The

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Spunky Seniors Outdoor Adventures

By:  Allison Cianci | May 2015 Active and courageous seniors are always on the lookout for new and exciting things to do and places to see. This month, go on a new adventure. Find a place close by, or far away, that you haven’t gone before, and go there. Take a hike before the temperature

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Health Spas & Relaxation

  By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2015 Spa’s have an enormous number of different treatments available, and you can usually find something at a price that fits your budget. A spa day with friends or by yourself can be a lot of fun. It can also be a great benefit to your

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Let’s Dance: Get Up On Your Feet

March 2015 A generational event was held at the Honky Tonk Taproom for diverse boomers and seniors..featuring a 12-piece rock and roll band. Feet were tapping, hands were clapping to the music that sounded ooooh so good to the spunky seniors.  To get people on their feet, the band started to play a favorite song by

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You’re Not Ugly: Just Dazzling!

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | February 2015 Do you feel Ugly? In today’s 21st Century, we’re bombarded with an array of images depicting what’s ugly and what’s not ugly. Of course, we’ve seen photos of famous people that’s been photo shopped by professionals, in magazines, newspapers etc. Whereas, your average Joe takes photos, but doesn’t too much care about

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The Reading Challenge

  By:  Allison Cianci | January 2015  Whether you simply enjoy reading or made a New Year’s Resolution to read more books, this is a challenge for you.  An entertainment website, Popsugar created and posted the 2015 Reading Challenge to get people reading.  It’s a great way to keep yourself motivated throughout the year and keep your

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Pop the Cap ~ Is it Miller Time?

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | December 2014 Pop the Cap! Is it Miller Time? Are you into the best draft and bottled beers or something stronger? The fact about beer or any liquor is that families, friends and healthcare workers often overlook their concerns about older people drinking.  Many times seniors drinking alcohol is

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Living Life as Boomers & Seniors

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | November 2014  Express how you can keep yourself lively, happy and full of joy this holiday season.  If you’re fifty plus and beyond, start making your New Years Resolutions! Here are some Tips Smoking: If you are a smoker, now is the time to quit. This critical stride

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Did I Say Bowling?

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | October 2014 It’s October and lots of events are coming up, especially if you live in the New York Regions.  Did you know that October is National Learn to Bowl Month? Well, this might be the right time for you to learn a new sport – – hint, hint, a

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Seniors: High on the Rise

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | August 2014 When it comes to entertainment spending, researchers say seniors and boomers are high on the rise in the 21st Century.  They’re hungry for entertainment and don’t mind spending the bucks.  Sporting events and other exciting events are no longer just for the young … seniors and boomers are taking sporting

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Yoga for Boomers & Seniors

By:  Sheryl Woods | Vermont | July 2014 Yoga can bring peace, flexibility and improve well-being to boomers and seniors. Yoga classes are usually advertised by a different type of yoga. Learning a little about each one will help you choose the one that is at the appropriate level for you. If you have any

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Is Yoga for you?

By:  Allison Cianci | June 2014   For many, yoga can look quite intimidating. When you see a person folding up their body like they’re a human pretzel, you might think, “that’s it, I can’t do it.” But there are plenty of easier poses out there that even the most inflexible person can manage. One

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Roommate Bliss

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | May 2014 ROOMMATE BLISS FOR SENIORS  Boomers and active seniors are joining forces to become roommates in the 21st Century.  They are all over the Internet seeking places that offer roommate services.  Though one would have to go through rigorous screening — and rightfully so.  Forging roommate relationships based

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5 Top Summertime Activities

By: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2014 Aaaaaahh … the summer is finally coming! The weather is getting warmer while the days are getting longer — which means you, as a Spunky Senior and a feisty Boomer, have more time to enjoy your day! Sometimes it’s difficult to find activities to do during the summer

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Let the Carnival Begin!

  By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | March 2014 Mardi Gras actually starts in January, but the big celebration happens Tuesday, March 4th, the day before the Christian season of Lent. Known as “fat Tuesday,” this celebration is known for indulgences of all kinds.  Mardi Gras History The origins of Mardi Gras can be

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Valentines Day

  By:  Sheryl Woods | Vermont | February 2014 Valentine’s Day is making a special someone happy.  Here are five ideas for celebrating with special friends you may not think of first when it comes to February 14th. ❤ 1. Take a cooking class for singles. That’s a delicious idea that has so many potential benefits.  Most

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A Night Out: Wine & Design

By:  aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | January 2014 Finding exciting new things to do can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you are dealing with people of varying ages and interests.  I saw a commercial recently on TV for a place called Wine and Design, and I thought it was perfect for a group

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