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.
The Lehigh Valley Has a Park for Everyone
Do you enjoy a nature hike, a late afternoon stroll, or an old-fashioned Sunday picnic? When you have the grandkids for the weekend, do you need a place to let them run off some steam? Looking for a way to put some oomph in your exercise routine? Parks are a one-size fits all, you can exercise at your own pace, take a lunch break, or just sit. Some parks offer exercise stations and community pools, as well.
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.
“I’m watching the sun try to claw its way through the wintry-mix winter sky.” Christmas decorations, presents, desserts, simple things like soap and water bring scant comfort. The pain and associated immobility, with the resultant loss of work and daily functions, cry out for the spotlight in a home theater that is set no differently than it was in healthier days.”
These are thoughts I jotted down a couple weeks ago, when the holidays were high and my spirits were low. Over Christmas vacation, I was hit hard with the first and worst cold I’ve had in 10 years.