Sunday, October 29, 2017

Best of Boomers Halloween Edition

A New England fall offers a feast for the eyes, assuming one is lucky enough to catch the crimsons and golds at the right time. Hub and I ventured north to grandsit, the brilliance of the land a bonus. Once past the creeping traffic and grays around New York City, colors stunned as the terrain morphed from suburban flatlands to a countryside of rolling hills and mountains. We enjoyed the opportunity to get in the spirit of the season, buying pumpkins, wandering a corn maze, and visiting Spookeyville. 
One of many
Spookeyville characters. 
This week we welcome a new member to our group, Jennifer Koshak. I have not met her, but already feel a kinship. She likes chocolate, practices yoga, enjoys trying new things and likes to travel. Me too on all these things!

If you've ever wanted to travel internationally but live like the locals then join Jennifer of Unfold And Begin as she interviews Suzanne Vickery of Global Housesitters.  Suzanne shares how she and her husband are spending their retirement housesitting around the world.

Tom Sightings invites anyone who needs a dose of Halloween to hop on a magic carpet, rev up the broomstick, or in any other way beam over to Summer Leaves, Fall Nights . . . to see some ghosts and goblins and skeletons come out to play on Sightings Over Sixty.

This week Laura Lee Carter, Adventures of the NEW Old Farts, saw the most interesting show on the National Geographic Wild channel. All sorts of animals indulge in psychoactive drugs in their environment for all sorts of amazing reasons. Where do you stand on this topic? Indulge or not?

At Heart-Mind-Soul this week, Carol Cassara gave blog space to a law enforcement officer who pitched in to help with the fires in Sonoma County, California. His report from the fire and his vivid photos tell the story from an angle you won't find anywhere else.

Two of our boomers discuss medical topics this week.

Sunday, October 29, is World Stroke Day, and Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski of Baby Boomster helps spread awareness on the importance of blood pressure monitoring for Baby Boomers. She includes tips on how to keep blood pressure regulated by making four lifestyle changes. 

Saturday was National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, but many communities have drop off locations where you can take unused or expired drugs throughout the year. Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist blogging at The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, recommends going through your medicine cabinet and disposing of drugs regularly. About 6.4 million Americans abuse controlled prescription drugs, according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Four out of five people who start using heroin start with inappropriate use of prescriptions.

Have a good week and please take a few minutes to stop by the Boomers and leave a comment. We love to hear from our readers. 
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