Benefits of Drinking Water

(Besides Quenching Thirst!) If there’s one health recommendation that everyone seems to know, it would be to drink plenty of water. Since our bodies need proper hydration to function, not drinking enough of it prevents us from functioning optimally. But do you really need eight glasses per day to get all the benefits of drinking … Read More

Giving Thanks! A Tradition!

A great tradition is celebrating Thanksgiving each November!  Respectfully, we give thanks for our families, friends and the necessities in life that we enjoy.  As I write November’s Newsletter for the residents at Westlake Golf & Country Club, I reflect and give thanks for Westlake Traditions!  Curious as to what Westlake Traditions can be?  There … Read More

7 Ways to Make Money Over 55

We work hard all our lives to enjoy a comfortable retirement—but times are changing. With age expectancy and expenses always increasing, you may be looking for money resources, or like many people, find yourself wondering, “can I retire?” The good news is that with a carefully planned budget and some creativity, you can easily stay … Read More

Basic Golf Tips for the Beginner

So, you’ve decided to pick up the clubs and finally learn how to play golf. It’s a great idea at any age! But while being out in the fresh air is not a bad way to spend four hours, the game can be quite an undertaking for someone who’s stepping up to the tee for … Read More

Who Remembers Bela Lugosi?

Nooo Special affects needed!  One look into those haunting eyes and he would frighten me into a cowering fool!  As a child watching him portray Count Dracula in those old horror movies, both under my bed and closet, had to be inspected before I would hide under the blankets believing “no flying bats” would find … Read More

I’m Just A Kid Again!

I’m just a Kid Again, doin’ what I did again!  Sometimes I sing this old tune when I wake up at Westlake!  And why not!  Westlake is more like an adult playground!  Great golf, great events and great friends to enjoy it all with! Both the Westlake Women’s and Men’s Golf Associations had a great … Read More

How to Plan a Day Trip to NYC

You’re planning a day trip to NYC, and you’re overwhelmed. It’s no wonder! There are so many things to see and do in New York City that you couldn’t possibly get it all done in one day (or even a year!). But with the right plan, a day in New York can be full of … Read More

The Hidden Life of Westlake Golf & Country Club!

Currently, I’m reading a book by Peter Wohlleben called, “The Hidden Life of Trees.” Did you know they live in a secret world?  They do!  Researchers have discovered that the forest is a social network.  Similar to human families, they communicate, care for one another, and help one another through times of illness and struggle … Read More

Best Places to Hike in NJ

New Jersey may be one of the nation’s most densely populated states, but lucky for us, it’s also teeming with extraordinary nature trails. A plethora of preserves and parkland invite you to stretch your legs and wander among mountain ridges, marshes, ponds and pines. Thanks to the local visionaries who carved out these stunning sanctuaries, … Read More

Why You’ll Love Living on a Golf Course

There’s nothing quite like the serenity of living on a golf course. From the beautiful landscaping as far as the eye can see to the daily opportunities to tee up, people across the country are looking to have their own house on golf course grounds. If you’ve been thinking about looking into golf course homes … Read More