55+ Living Guide Spring 2019 55 LG SPRING 2019 JOOM - Page 8

OUR NEW WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE! EDITOR’S LETTER T visit us online 55PlusLivingGuide.com Now More User Friendly Improved Category Searches Mobile Friendly Explore the Best Housing Choices for those 55+ Lifestyle Articles and More here is something about the allure of summer fresh food. By this time of year, I am more than ready to move beyond the comfort foods of winter and to shed the layers of chili, stews and homemade macaroni and cheese for lighter fare. When I think of summer I can smell fresh basil, mozzarella and juicy ripe tomatoes used to make a summer classic, the caprese salad, almost a meal within itself with some crusty French bread and a glass of crisp summer white wine. From garden-fresh salads, simple soups served hot or cold, to savory and sweet salsas, summer is the time to experiment. Maybe you’re considering what the next chapter of your life will look like? Have you ever thought about a new career or fulfilling a passion? Our reader, Eunie Miller, did just that and at 55 years young graduated from nursing school and embarked on a new career that took her all over the country as a traveling nurse. Julie Leonelli, another 55+ reader, shares with us how a chance meet- ing for her mother led to her future boyfriend at 80, while on a pedal powered rail bike ride. Julie explains how many countess opportunities there are locally, to get outside and exercise and meet new friends while doing it! Keep the stories coming! Summer is a state of mind and one that feels free and uninhib- ited. Longer, sunnier and warmer days make us all happier. Fill your lungs with air and stop to take in all the magic upon us this beautiful time of year throughout the Capital Region, from our beautiful lakes, the thrill of Saratoga Race Track, hiking one of the many mountains or shopping at a local farm stand, this is the time of year to breathe it all in. Smell the Sea, and Feel the Sky. Let your Soul and Spirit Fly. ~ Van Morrison Alison Michael , Editor alison@55pluslivingguide.com 8