Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Editor’s Note: I met Mark Zimmerman, the author’s son, who told me of a short biography that his dad, Robert, wrote with the help of Mark’s sister, Gail. Gail and Mark have graciously agreed to allow us to print excerpts from his book in his memory. This is the next installment. I hope that you will enjoy this looking back in time.
We all look back on our school days with a certain nostalgia. I was not a particularly outstanding student. Yet I must have achieved some degree scholastically since I skipped two entire grades in James Monroe Elementary School along with several other students.
There was an interesting bike ride for charity this year that piqued my interest. I spoke with one of the cyclists, Carol Wroblewski, to get a firsthand account of this amazing ride for charity. The ride is a 600 mile trek that this year ran from Saginaw, MI to Easton, PA – a route that took them to Canada and Niagara Falls.
As we age, daily cooking, cleaning, and upkeep requirements can create a lackluster lifestyle. Making a move to an independent living community may sound scary, but it can become a liberating experience. Aside from the benefits of downsizing, there are many positive reasons to reside in a senior retirement community, including improved socialization, increased safety, and personal enhancement opportunities, such as finding new hobbies or taking new educational classes.
You may remember the popular TV ad jingle from the 1980’s, “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.” Likewise, retirement today is not your father’s retirement. The face of traditional retirement is changing. People are working longer, retiring later, and going back to work after retirement.
Skiing in the Lehigh Valley
Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center sits on more than 330 acres of scenic land. The resort features skiing, snowboarding and snow-tubing winter activities.
announced the arrival of a new, state of the art Montana Challenge MAX automated ski and snowboard tuning machine. There is something for all ages, so don’t miss the fun!
In many circles, we are often asked, “What’s your favorite verse?” or “What is your life verse?” In the biblical candy store of over 31,000 verses, it is hard to choose a favorite. Like the writer of Psalm 119, I love all the verses; they are all inspired and good. Besides, different verses ping in my heart at different times and under different circumstances. In choosing favorite verses, there is the unlikely but possible danger of devaluing the other verses.