March 17, 2017 — We have some good news for our many Daily Alert subscribers! When we switched from Aweber to Mailchimp to send out our e-newsletters, one of the casualties was anchor links. Here is an example that will explain anchor links. In the Daily Alert what was happening was when you clicked on a Blog Comment, the anchor link was supposed to take you directly to that Comment. Unfortunately on smart phones and iPads they weren’t working. Instead you were taken to the top of the Blog article – and that might mean you had to scroll down through hundreds of Comments to get to the bottom where that Comment was located. Thanks to our subscribers for mentioning the problem as well as to Jeff, our intrepid developer, for figuring this out and saving all our Daily Alert subscribers a lot of hassle.
Here is where you can Sign up for the Daily Alert.
Here is a screen shot (partial and reduced size) of what the Daily Alert looks like:
If you have any suggestions for the Daily Alert or any of our other newsletters, please let us know!
Posted by Admin on March 17th, 2017
October 29, 2016 — As most of our long term members realize, our periodic Member surveys are a treasure trove of interesting research and findings on wide-ranging aspects of retirement. So please invest 5 minutes to take our latest on “Retirement Living Preferences”. There are just 10 easy to answer multiple choice questions, and when you fill it out we will have an amazing info on how you feel about 55+ and other types of communities, types of housing, amenities, Home Owners Associations, and a lot more.
This survey is now closed. But here is where you can find our detailed analysis of the results for the more than 800 good people who completed it – “Walking Trails, Single Floor Living, and Social Interaction Dominate Our Community Survey Results“.
Thanks to everyone who contributed their time and thoughts to the survey!
Want to see our previous Survey Reports? Here is a link to All Previous Surveys.
Posted by Admin on October 28th, 2016
April 2, 2016 — We were recently quite flattered to be asked to be featured in a podcast for RetirementJourneys.com. Ted Carr, its President, asked some very helpful questions. It was a good challenge to re-think many of our positions on and reasons for choosing a place to retire. We hope you will find our comments and observations, as well as the RetirementJourneys.com website, interesting.
Let us know in the Comments section below if you have any feedback.
Posted by Admin on April 1st, 2016
August 13, 2014. Some of our members might have noticed that we are experimenting with a new format for our Blog articles. The purpose is to make our pages more readable and user-friendly on ipads and smart phones (but not impact regular computers), which more of our members are using to read our articles. Today the Blog articles use the new format as a test.
The change should not be too great. The main difference is that as your screen gets smaller, the stuff on the side of the page gets smaller or is pushed to new navigation symbols on the top, making the main article easier to read. Feel free to Comment on this Blog Format Test post with your thoughts and reactions. And by all means, check it out on your smaller device to see if it works for you. We will use your feedback to tweak this before we go live (some of you got a sneak peak of this last week, and we used your comments to make the type bigger – thanks). Note that only the Blog pages are testing the new format so far.
Please write any comments you might have below.
Posted by Admin on August 12th, 2014