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Aging and Retirement
The Greatest Generation, Part One

The Greatest Generation, Part One

In 2009, shortly after my Aunt Madeline died, my Uncle Al Pohlig wrote a letter to his (then) nine great grandchildren, which was then shared with his many nieces and nephews as well. It was a brief (he considered 17 pages brief) history of their lives, a gift as we grew older, so that, in his words, we would “know something about us and what shaped our lives and made us the way we are.”
Uncle Al passed this summer at age 97. His goal of being the last living World War II veteran wasn’t realized, but he has left a lasting impression and a story for the ages.
This is his story, told in his voice, interpreted by me, his great-niece who grew up lucky to be surrounded by “Uncle Al,” his humor, his quirks (only buy American), and his stories.

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Getting Back in Touch: The return of the hug

Getting Back in Touch: The return of the hug

On the Friday after Thanksgiving 2018 (pre-pandemic) my mother-in-law celebrated her ninety-seventh birthday. So, while most everyone else was out searching for Black Friday deals, our family gathered at a nursing home in Lyons, Georgia to honor her and show her some love.

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To Plan for Retirement, You Need to Plan for Income: Three ways to simplify retirement income planning

To Plan for Retirement, You Need to Plan for Income: Three ways to simplify retirement income planning

2020 was a roller-coaster year for investors and certainly not one most are anxious to repeat. In 2021, I worry that many investors are becoming complacent. For investors approaching retirement, it’s critically important to stay focused, and continue updating your retirement plan as you finish up your working years. Part of updating your retirement plan should include planning for how you will generate income.

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How Robotic Surgery is Transforming Joint Replacement at Beaufort Memorial

How Robotic Surgery is Transforming Joint Replacement at Beaufort Memorial

Robotic-assisted surgery, first offered in the area 13 years ago by Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) for hysterectomies, is now being used for knee replacements—projected to become one of the most common elective procedures in the U.S. in coming years. That’s good news for aging Lowcountry baby boomers with advanced osteoarthritis looking to enhance their mobility and quality of life.

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Lowcountry Zen: Namaste Spa offers serenity, space, and specialized service

Lowcountry Zen: Namaste Spa offers serenity, space, and specialized service

Since they opened in 2015, Hilton Head’s locally owned and operated Namaste Spa, located at Marriott’s Barony Beach Club, has always been considered a luxurious retreat, offering clients a certain level of well-appointed service. Recently, however, the spa has undergone a complete makeover, and as one would expect from a boutique spa housed inside one of the island’s most prestigious resorts, the transformation is a huge success. Now, more than ever, locals and visitors alike are enjoying Namaste’s upgraded serenity, space, and specialized service.

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Love the Skin You’re In: Vitality Med Spa offers full-service boutique skincare experience

Love the Skin You’re In: Vitality Med Spa offers full-service boutique skincare experience

Stepping out in faith, Tavia Osterstock, licensed esthetician, partnered in opening Vitality Med Spa in the heart of Bluffton. Originally renting a small room to see her clients in Bluffton Village, her passion for skincare and vision for what could be blossomed in May of 2018 when she opened Vitality Med Spa with Dr. Kristi Blessitt. Blessitt, a medical doctor who had taken some family time, was now ready to go back to work with a focus on hormone replacement therapy and aesthetic injectables. Shortly after, Joanie Vilcheck, RN, joined Osterstock and Blessitt in providing IV vitamin therapy to further complete their spa services.

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Craving Connection? Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island dishing up friendship, fun, and opportunities to serve

Craving Connection? Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island dishing up friendship, fun, and opportunities to serve

We were not meant to be alone in this world. Neuroscience suggests that we are hardwired to interact and connect with one another. While COVID-19 may have caused a temporary power disruption, the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island (WAHHI) is busy restoring the circuits, creating new pathways for connection in socially responsible ways.

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Do You Believe in Miracles? COVID-19 survivor David Jackson celebrates another day of living

Do You Believe in Miracles? COVID-19 survivor David Jackson celebrates another day of living

Some people believe that there is an appointed time for every man to die. Apparently, David Jackson’s time has not come.

On March 11, 2020, the 59-year-old Beaufort resident awoke with a violent chill that wracked his body unlike anything he had experienced in 40 years. “I hadn’t had a chill like that since I had malaria, which I almost died from in 1980,” he said. “That was my first brush with death.”

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How’s Your Hearing?

How’s Your Hearing?

In our special section on Boomers and Beyond, we thought it pertinent to address hearing loss, as the average age hearing loss begins to present is 65. We chatted with Randy Rose of Rose Hearing Healthcare Centers, about what the first signs of hearing loss are, what to expect on an initial visit to a specialist, and how technology is improving the landscape for those in need of hearing aids.

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Stop! The! Clock!

Stop! The! Clock!

Does the face you see in the mirror conflict with who you are inside? Is the “real” you younger, more vibrant, less road weary? Many boomers report this phenomenon and are trying to figure out how to bridge the gap. I am one of them.

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The No-Nonsense Investing Guide for Boomers

The No-Nonsense Investing Guide for Boomers

The baby boom generation, often referred to as boomers, includes Americans born between 1946 and 1964. This means that current ages range between 56 and 74 years. If you’re a boomer, you’re either approaching retirement or are already in retirement now. In terms of personal finance, you’ve likely done some retirement planning, specifically with regard to investing.

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Editor’s Note: March 2020

Editor’s Note: March 2020

In late September of last year, local stylist Danielle Galella sent me a text message asking if Lucy could be a dog model for HGTV. We were headed out of town for a fashion shoot in Greenville on the date they were shooting, so unfortunately, I had to tell them she couldn’t swing it. Danielle got back to me again and said they would adjust their schedule; they really wanted a Bernese Mountain Dog for the shoot. At this point, I knew no details, and I guess I just assumed it was some sort of real estate-based show, since I knew local realtor Brad Wilson had been involved in a few of such episodes for “Island Life.”

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