Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Have you ever wanted to write a book? Maybe you’d like to preserve memories of your childhood for your grandchildren. Perhaps you have a vast knowledge of your family’s genealogy that you could provide for other family members. You could share inspirational writing based on your faith. No doubt you’re skilled at something – gardening, fishing, wood-working, birdwatching, poetry, creating business strategies – the topic doesn’t really matter. Maybe, as a professional you have stories about your career that almost anyone would enjoy.
Maria “Dani" Frank honored in first-ever virtual recognition event. Maria "Dani" Frank, of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, is the 2020 Home Instead Senior Care North American CAREGiverSM of the Year. For Home Instead, the world’s leading provider of in-home care for older adults, there is no bigger accolade for the organization’s more than 65,000 professional CAREGiversSM.
As I write this from the comfort of my office, there are a lot of big things going on — riots, wildfires, hurricanes — and that just describes the political scene! Of course, overshadowing the other news like the smoke from California, is the COVID-19 pandemic. Other than the dangers these situations present, they all have one thing in common: They began with something small. Riots and demonstrations are usually triggered by
single events, such as an unjust action or an act of civil disobedience. Wildfires that destroy acres and acres and lives and property are usually fanned from a spark or small fire that spreads like — wildfire.
In previous issues, we looked at ideas for leaving behind a legacy free from regret and filled with memories and examples for others, fueled by wishes, hopes, and goals you have set. All of these have temporal value, meaning they bring only temporary benefit. Everything eventually wears out over time, even a good name or reputation. Your legacy may not benefit future generations, and certainly will not benefit you when you are gone.
Although the shows were in black-and-white, the 1950s are considered TV's Golden Age. The quality of the shows may have been uneven, but we knew we were in for good, clean entertainment — something for everyone. Let's take a look back at those pre-peacock days when TV sets had the little screens and phones did not. Family Shows Mayberry, NC, was where everyone wanted to live, especially after watching the creepy
and cop shows. Andy Griffith and Don Knotts were the affable sheriff and deputy, and Aunt Bee's "Oh, fiddle faddle!" was as rude as it got.
Olivia de Havilland was born in Tokyo, Japan, on July 1, 1916. She was gone with the wind on July 26, 2020, from her home in Paris, France. Olivia de Havilland's life spanned 104 years, and her career gained the actress a degree of film immortality.