Study: Social isolation among seniors is widespread, but these resources can help

Study: Social isolation among seniors is widespread, but these resources can help

(BPT) – Because of the pandemic, we’ve all experienced social isolation — the loss of close contact with family and friends. We’re feeling that isolation even more acutely during the winter season, when we typically get together with those we love. For older adults who have had to take extra isolating precautions against exposure to COVID-19, these losses have been magnified, and in many cases, they’re layered on top of longstanding disconnections. With 36% of adults in America age 50 or older and 17% over 65, it’s reasonable to assume that social isolation is widespread. A recent survey of U.S. […]

Travel North America (And Avoid Being a Tourist) by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati – Hudson Valley Style Book Club

Travel North America (And Avoid Being a Tourist) by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati – Hudson Valley Style Book Club

As many Americans are beginning to consider travel again, Travel North America (And Avoid Being a Tourist), a new Hardie Grant title releasing May 11th, by the authors of Travel Anywhere, is the most timely travel guide! While the book highlights the best experiences and stays throughout North America, it most importantly guides readers on how to be travelers, not tourists. Authors and founders of travel website Fathom, Pavia Rosati and Jeralyn Gerba are the ultimate insiders and travel experts. In the book, they share their tips on urban adventures, spiritual escapes, and national park exploration, and also how to […]

Bodybuilding Secrets Revealed – Fitness Motivation Book by Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding Secrets Revealed – Fitness Motivation Book by Maxwell Alexander

Dear Friend, are you looking for a way to build muscle? Would you like the body of Arnold Schwarzenegger without buying all kinds of expensive equipment and paying thousands for bodybuilding programs and apps? Are you going to the gym every day, but there are no noticeable results? You are not alone! The art, science and goals of Bodybuilding are very different from General Fitness, so keep on reading! There’s finally a new eBook created just for people like You! And, if you really want to know the facts about bodybuilding, this ebook is definitely for YOU! This eBook covers […]

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the house, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out the background. The challenge for kitchen design is in creating a more open-faced kitchen, that is part of a dining area, a family room or a great room. In deciding on how to design your kitchen, you must take into consideration such things as: will your kitchen have an island? Will it be of a modern or traditional design? What kinds of appliances will you need for your new kitchen design? What kind of lighting design? […]

Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA

Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps

You’ve moved into your new home, unpacked the boxes, arranged and rearranged the furniture, hung a few things on the walls. Hmmm. You know, or think you know how you want your rooms to feel but can’t get from the builder white walls and your old stuff to that wonderful comfy inviting look you got when you were in the model of the home you purchased? Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA Before you panic and true anxiety sets in know there are more […]

4 Tips on Choosing the Right Spring Perfume for You

4 Tips on Choosing the Right Perfume for You this Spring

With the thousands of fragrances on the market, it can sometimes be tricky to choose the one that is perfect for your taste, personality, the occasion, and other factors. 4 Tips on Choosing the Right Spring Perfume for You – by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Kelly + Jones Perfumes for Ladies and Gents – Vineyards and Beyond – Product Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York Spring is here, so check out the following basic tips that you may find useful when choosing and even wearing the perfect perfume for you. […]

Flea-ing back to your roots – a music festival in the Catskills celebrating local artists and businesses

Flea-ing back to your roots – a music festival in the Catskills celebrating local artists and businesses

The Flea Valley Festival is a one day event with live music, a variety of craft and food vendors taking place in the idyllic Catskill town of Roscoe, NY at the Roscoe-Rockland Fireman’s Field on August 14th, 2021. Tickets go on sale March 31st on eventbrite for $20. This music and arts festival is the ideal escape from the summer heat, flee the boroughs and spend the day listening to live music surrounded by the rolling Catskill mountains. Flea Valley Festival’s inaugural lineup will feature a mix of artists across multiple facets of indie rock and folk with sounds inspired […]

Kei Kullberg – Cover Story – Work and Play in Hudson Valley – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Kei Kullberg – March 2021 Cover Story – Work and Play in the Hudson Valley

Maxwell: Hello, Kei, and congrats on the awesome cover photoshoot – turned out you are a natural fashion model on top of all other talents under your sleeve, great job! So you’ve already appeared in a few of our articles in the past, but please, tell our readers a bit more about you. What’s Your Story? Kei Kullberg – March 2021 Cover Story – Work and Play in the Hudson Valley – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander Kei: Thanks for having me, Maxwell! I’m Kei, The Mortgage Guy, and I live in the amazing Hudson Valley just like yourself. […]

Contemporary Colonial Luxury Home in Poughkeepsie, New York by Toni Anne Perry, Licensed RE Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Group

Forbearance, Foreclosure and Home Selling in 2021 – Real Estate 101 with Toni Ann Perry

First and foremost, before forbearance or foreclosure – talk to your lending institution!  An open dialog with your lender may quell many problems before they happen; they are not there to scold or judge, just to help. What is mortgage forbearance?  The simplified answer, according to consumerfinance.gov: forbearance is when your mortgage servicer or lender allows you to temporarily pay your mortgage at a lower payment or pause paying your mortgage. You will have to pay the payment reduction or the paused payments back later. Forbearance is an option if you have a temporary situation that will be resolved over […]

Selling a Brand: Tips from the Biggest in the Business

Selling a Brand: Tips from the Biggest in the Business

What is a brand, and what makes a brand a success? A brand might be defined as a reputation, a story told by a company or individual about themselves which others recognize and interact with. It might be your favorite candy bar, a chain of restaurants or even a person. A brand is defined by what someone, or something, claims to be, but also how they act and develop as an entity. Branding has become very personal, as we discussed in our article The Story of How Branding Has Become Personal. It has done so in many ways, not least because in […]

Healthy Food Choices – Eating Healthy Starts with You

Healthy Food Choices – Eating Healthy Starts with You

Eating healthy is something we all would like to do, although it can be hard. In order to eat healthy, you must first make the right food choices. Eating healthy is all about what you eat, which makes the choices very crucial to your results. Grains You should consume 6 ounces of grains per day. To do this, you can eat 3 ounces of whole grain cereals, breads, rice, crackers, or pasta. You can get an ounce of grains in a single slice of bread, or 1 cut of cereal. Vegetables These should be varied, as you should eat 2 […]

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent

Spring 2021: Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent

When trying to sell your home, it can be tempting to do it alone. However, when you take a look at some of the things that can go wrong during a real estate transaction, you will quickly realize why this is rarely a good idea. Indeed, there are a number of excellent reasons why you shouldn’t attempt to sell your house without the help of an experienced real estate agent, such as: 1.    They can devote time to the job and shield you fro the transaction-related stress Selling a house requires a dedicated amount of time, energy, stressful communication […]

Should You Accept an Offer or Should You Counteroffer? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander – Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley

Should You Accept an Offer or Should You Counteroffer? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander

Selling a house can be a tricky business, but one you can easily do when you have the right information. The amount of money that you can make or lose will depend on how you handle an offer. Should You Accept an Offer or Should You Counteroffer? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander – Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley There are times when you should accept an offer – such as if your home is in an area where homes are harder to sell. Some places, like out of the way rural […]

Resolve to manage your weight in 2021

Resolve to Manage Your Weight in 2021

(BPT) – When you considered New Year’s resolutions this year, were getting healthier and more fit on your list? According to Statista, exercising and eating healthier are the top two resolutions for 2021. It’s not surprising that more people than ever are focused on their health and well-being, as a recent study published by the CDC found that about 74% of Americans are overweight. The hard part is following through. While many set lofty goals, it’s hard to keep the motivation past the first few months. The key is setting up small changes that are easy to keep going, plus […]

Your Tasks to Do Before Spring 2021 House Hunting in the Hudson Valley by Dino Alexander, CEO & Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Realtors in Hudson Valley

Your Tasks to Do Before Spring 2021 House Hunting in the Hudson Valley

House hunting can be exhilarating, exhausting, confusing, and frustrating all at once. Purchasing a home is a big decision, and big decisions sometimes come with mental and emotional challenges. Not to mention COVID-19 pandemic and all the challenges associated with it. Your Tasks to Do Before Spring 2021 House Hunting in the Hudson Valley by Dino Alexander, CEO & Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Realtors in Hudson Valley One of the ways to lessen the blow of any challenge is to be prepared for it, and house hunting is no different. Of course, you’re not going to wake […]

Interest Rates Are Low, but Are You Ready to Buy a Home in Hudson Valley? – by Kei Kullberg, New York Mortgage Expert, Superior Mortgage Branch Manager / Loan Originator

Interest Rates Are Low, but Are You Ready to Buy a Home? – Kei Kullberg

When mortgage interest rates drop to historic or near-historic lows, a surge in mortgage refinancing usually follows. Existing homeowners scramble to save money on what is likely their biggest monthly expense. Interest Rates Are Low, but Are You Ready to Buy a Home in Hudson Valley? – by Kei Kullberg, New York Mortgage Expert, Superior Mortgage Branch Manager / Loan Originator – NMLS # 1740248 Home purchasing activity doesn’t always go hand-in-hand with rock-bottom rates, however. First-time homebuyers traditionally make up about one-third of all buyers, and low interest rates don’t usually boost that percentage. Low rates can make a […]

The Growing Appeal of Townhouse Living in the Hudson Valley – Presented by Hidden Meadow Townhomes Community in Somers, NY

The Growing Appeal of Townhouse Living in the Hudson Valley

The townhouse concept of living is nothing new. Townhouse living has been around for quite a while but its appeal has really taken off in the last several years. Larger urban and suburban population growth and changes in the general lifestyle choices for society in the twenty-first century have driven the growing movement towards townhouse communities. The Growing Appeal of Townhouse Living in the Hudson Valley – Presented by Hidden Meadow Townhomes Community Townhouse living is being embraced by people for a variety of good reasons. It’s definitely a trend that will only continue to expand. But what is it […]

More People are Concerned About their Financial Future: 4 Steps to Protect Yours

More People are Concerned About their Financial Future: 4 Steps to Protect Yours

(BPT) – Finances are consistently a top concern for many Americans, with “saving money” a top-10 most common New Year’s resolution. This year, Americans are more concerned than ever before due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. USE Credit Union reported that more than 75% of non-transactional calls received since the start of the pandemic were from members concerned about their financial future, citing economic hardship as the primary reason for concern. The economy and job market remain in a state of constant flux, which is causing many families to worry about their ability to pay an unexpected […]

Bodybuilding for Fitness Lifestyle – by Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Fitness Photographer, Best Gay OnlyFans Model

Bodybuilding for Fitness Lifestyle – by Coach Maxwell Alexander

People undertake the sport of body building for all sorts of reasons, but fitness is probably the biggest one of all. There’s no doubt that people who take the time to focus on the muscles in their body and honing them to a chiseled state are probably among the most fit of athletes. We can easily use the terms body building and fitness interchangeably with each other. Bodybuilding for Fitness Lifestyle – by Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Fitness Photographer We are a fitness conscious society, and bodybuilding fits in nicely […]

Fitness for Busy Professionals – New Book by Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

Fitness for Busy Professionals – New Fitness Motivation Book by Maxwell Alexander

Greetings, my busy-busy professional very likely  millennial friend, can’t fit a minute in edgewise to your busy schedule? When you’re waking up at the crack of dawn, zooming to work, racing back to take care of the kids – all while trying to create time for your significant other – making the decision to start exercising can seem insane. Fitness for Busy Professionals – New Fitness Motivation Book by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, BS, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Specialist, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist But listen. If you re-evaluate your habits. Re-evaluate the decisions you make each day. Then I promise […]

Amal Ishak – Queen of the Valley – Winter 2021 Fashion Edition

Amal Ishak – Queen of the Valley – Winter 2021 Fashion Edition is Available to Order Now

In this issue: – Tour Newburgh Brewing Company with Kei Kullberg – Learn Home Decor Tricks with Jessica Hill – Explore The Hudson Villa with Miranda Weinberger – Learn why 2021 is a great year to become successful with Maxwell Alexander – Find out what to do before starting your Kitchen Renovation project with Naomi Harris – And much more… Amal Ishak – Queen of the Valley – Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Winter 2021 Please allow 7-10 business days for order processing. – Hudson Valley Style Magazine™ is a flagship publication of the Duncan Avenue Group™ and Hudson Valley’s […]