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28 Ways to Make February Fun and Festive

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With only 28 days, February may be the shortest month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to make February your most enjoyable month. There’s a lot going on in February and lots you can do to make the most of the month ahead. February: 28 Days and 28 Ways Enjoy the winter wonderland: bundle up and head outside to the nearest nature trail to take in the snowy scenery and peaceful...

Finding Success In Failed New Year’s Resolutions

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We don’t like to think about failure. We really want to believe that this is the year that we stick to our diet, get to the gym every day, or quit smoking. Each year, we make New Year’s resolutions with a renewed sense of hope. But if changing habits was easy, there would be no need to set resolutions. You’ll probably slip at some point – and that’s OK. Failures can be useful. We...

Top 10 Tips for Holiday Travel

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Top 10 Tips for Holiday Travel This year it's more important than ever to take precautions if you're visiting loved ones for the holidays. Read our 10 Tips for Holiday Travel. One tip: be prepared if an accident happens with an emergency medical transport plan from your association and AMBA. Read the Tips> Get protected from the cost of an ambulance or airlift. Learn more online at www...

Saving By Association: Your Membership Provides Discounts On Merchandise, Dining, Travel, and More!

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The stay-at-home order caused by the coronavirus was challenging for Richard, but he knew it was even more challenging for his wife Molly. Molly loves travel and, since he finally joined her in retirement as a school administrator last year, they had initially planned on an extensive amount throughout 2020. So Richard decided to make the summer extra special and splurge on a road-trip driving...

Managing Stress In A Stressful Time

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Feeling stressed out? No one blames you. It seems overnight we went from going about our normal lives to being unable to dine out with friends, visit family, or even to see a movie. Everything suddenly seems uncertain. Managing stress is important during this challenging time. The first step may be to change our attitude towards stress and recognize that it’s not stress itself but our attitude...

Want To Reduce Stress? Reduce Your Stress-Eating.

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If ever there was a time for comfort food, this would be it. But if anxiety is causing you to reach for that pint of ice cream, you might want to reconsider. You’re probably all too familiar with sugar’s harmful effects on physical health and how reducing sugar can help lose weight and lower the risk of disease. While reducing sugar intake can result in a physically healthier you, sugar’s impact...

Art Garfunkel: Grooviest Math Teacher Ever!

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“I would have been happy being a teacher,” says the 78-year-old singer/actor, reflecting back on the year he took a break from the music business and taught math at Litchfield Preparatory School in Connecticut. “I loved the curriculum; I loved the act of teaching.” After instant fame from the album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, teaching gave him an opportunity to take a...

Planning Your Next Great Adventure? Try These Tips from A Personal Travel Coach.

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There are sports coaches. Life coaches. And career coaches. But a travel coach? Formerly a travel writer, Dylan Essertier now works with people seeking travel experiences that go beyond the ordinary vacation. “I searched for a travel advisor who would speak to ‘a woman like me’—someone who didn’t just want to escape through travels but use that time away to help me move toward my long...

Top Volunteer Organizations for Retirees

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If retirement is a challenging transition for you, you’re not alone. Volunteering is a great way to maintain a sense of purpose and belonging. You’ll meet new people, learn new skills, and perhaps uncover talents and interests you never knew you had. Who knows, it could be the most rewarding work of your life. Plus, you get to set your own schedule, participating as much or as little...

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