Our First Newsletter!

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TTMADRS Newsletter v.3 jan201 If you didn’t receive this via email, leave your name and email address in the Contact Us section and we’ll put you on our mailing list for future issues. Share this widely; we want to spread the word.  If you have a suggestion for a new name for us, leave your ideas in the Contact Us …

More about the benefits of learning new dance styles.

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A few weeks ago, I posted an article that mentioned this research in passing. It suggests that learning different types of dancing does more good for your brain than staying with just one style. Maybe it’s time to branch out and try something new. See https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-reverse-aging-brain.html if you want to learn more.

Benefits of Dance, Music, Creativity and Social Contact

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Here’s a NYT article with good information about aging well, including dancing. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-age-well And this article is specifically about the effects of contra dancing. ” A new study that compared the neurological effects of country dancing with those of walking and other activities suggests that there may be something unique about learning a social dance.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/well/walk-stretch-or-dance-dancing-may-be-best-for-the-brain.html  

Reference Guide to all CCRCs in N.C.

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Here’s a link to an incredibly informative Reference Guide from the NC Insurance Commissioner’s office, comparing ALL the licensed CCRC’s in the entire state! You probably don’t want to peruse all 99 pages. These are the pages we identified as most useful in the 2016 guide; we think they are numbered the same in this year’s version: pdf pp. 4-8: explanation …

Dancing past retirement!

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Here’s some serious silliness on a topic most of us don’t often sing and dance about. Please don’t be scared away by the caption; it’s lots of fun.

The Household Model and ActionPact

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Our plans include a vibrant, musical environment where all of us can continue to enjoy the activities we love for as long as possible. We are also thoughtfully planning for the period of life when we slow down so much we need a lot of assistance. If you’ve ever been dismayed by the institutional, impersonal feel of many ‘nursing homes’ …

Now Accepting Donations of Stock, September 2016

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TTMADRS is now able to accept donations of stock or mutual fund shares into a Schwab brokerage account. In some situations, there are tax advantages for donating appreciated shares instead of cash. Basically a person who wants to donate stock contacts Schwab (or their broker does), gives our name (“Triangle Traditional Music and Dance Retirement Society” in full) and what …

Book and Film Recommendations, April 2016

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Both this book and DVD reflect the philosophy and motivation of the Traditional Music and Dance Retirement Society and our pioneering vision of how we want to live in old age. Many of us have seen a clip from ALIVE INSIDE; now the entire film is available to purchase or to stream from Netflix or I-tunes. ALIVE INSIDE is a …