Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
It has been said that art imitates life. Sooner or later, entertainment catches up with reality and reflects it like a funhouse mirror, often distorted — sometimes hideous, sometimes comical. The turbulent '60s and '70s changed both society and comedy.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! This chant may be more appropriate for kids who don't yet understand snow shovels, snow tires, and snow blowers — only snow days, snowball fights, and snowmen. Whether or not you are a fan of winter, it's holiday time, and there are plenty of things to do when you're bundled up and the grandkids are around. Here are some local choices to help warm up the holiday season.
As a senior, memories have become more precious to me than ever! I place visual reminders on every wall space I can find in my home and, yes, on my refrigerator. As I walk into my kitchen, the refrigerator “gallery” pulls me in, forcing me to stop, to look, to smile, to giggle, and even to relax from the anxieties of the world.
As a grandparent, you love nothing more than being with your grandchildren. Any excuse to spend time with the grandkids is a good one, especially if that involves taking a lead role in your grandchild’s education. And throughout the COVID-19 pandemic (and even prior), grandparents have stepped up to help mold their grandchildren’s future.
While on active duty, our military men and women dedicate their lives to protecting and preserving our country, often in faraway lands, or at least isolated on military bases. For many, service to their country doesn't stop once they are discharged — they continue to serve locally, giving them a chance to meet the citizens they serve, and giving those citizens a glimpse into life in the military. Following are just two examples.