Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Q&A with Art Villafane, Editor of Lifestyles over 50
What is the appeal of the magazine?
We strive to deliver information of value to our readers. It generally covers health, lifestyle and finance. Combine that with trivia, humor and puzzles and you get a magazine that appeals to a broad spectrum of people.
A favorite hobby for those over 50 is golf. I sat down with an expert to get the best advice for improving your golf game. Mark Csencsits, PGA, is a charismatic ambassador for golf and the head golf pro at the Bethlehem Golf Club.
“The first thing that people need to do is get fit for golf. In the Northeast golfers take winter off and tend to get out of shape.” Mark recommends that golfers maintain fitness through winter time with activities like yoga or tai chi. Weight training, swimming and other activities are also valuable but he acknowledges not everyone enjoys them.
“I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its’ going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.”
“Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long when $5000 will only buy a used one.”
“If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit. 25 cents a pack is ridiculous.”
“Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?”
“The Government is wanting to get its hands on everything. Pretty soon it’s going to be impossible to run a family business or farm.”
Truly, I love my job! I review online lessons for an international Christian homeschool academy, covering every scholastic subject, for all ages from Pre-k through high school. I must admit, I have learned a lot at my advanced age from reading about everything from “Counting to Ten” to “Mapping the Journey of Ibn Battuta.”
I recently reviewed a series on American holidays. As I journeyed through the series, I realized that most American holidays, besides affording citizens a day off work or school, commemorate historical events and, truthfully, dead people.
Although no one likes getting older, for the golfer the game becomes less expensive as you mature. We compiled a list of local golf courses, the age that they consider you officially to be a “senior”, and the senior greens fees. Please note that rates were taken off the courses’ websites (weekday, walk only, some may include cart). Rates are subject to change and we included phone numbers to call and confirm pricing and details.