Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Most likely you know at least one person who selflessly gives his or her time and energy to help fellow citizens. They might volunteer at a shelter or a soup kitchen or in any one of the many ways in which we can help others. The remarkable thing about these people is that they do not do it for recognition.
Told by Frank Ginther to Vicki Bezems, Lifestyles over 50. Hearing the story of a former POW’s ordeal ignites the question, “How did he or she endure it?” What kept him going? That was my question when I met with Frank Ginther, US Navy Communications Technician on the USS Pueblo. The 83-man crew of the Pueblo were captured off the coast of Korea in on January 23, 1968 and were held for 11 months with little hope of release.
If you never skied before or if has been decades since your last downhill you might consider taking up the sport. I know it may seem like an upward climb, but if you ever had the urge then let’s get to it. Where to start:
Buy Modern Equipment
New clothes are designed to keep you warm and comfortable. You need not look like a panda in a snowsuit. Ski technology has come a long way. They make better clothes, better skis and better boots so take advantage of that and buy modern stuff. If you have old gear, get rid of it.
It’s not often we can say life is getting easier, but with the rollout of the new SEPTA senior fare program, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) just added convenience for senior users age 65 and older.
Effective November 14, 2016, the SEPTA senior photo ID card gives seniors free access to subways, buses and trolleys with a "tap-and-go", without having to show their ID to a cashier or operator. Under SEPTA’s Travel Wallet plan, SEPTA Key cards were introduced in June to the general public, with plans to eventually replace all of SEPTA's fare systems, including tokens.
To begin the new year, I’m doing something a bit different. Although I always pray the Lord will give me the right words for you and, thereby, I collaborate with Him, I am going to allow three other writers to write for me, too. These other writers are people whom I don’t know, have never met, and who are not “professional” writers. I believe their words will prove powerful and inspirational and illustrative of principles from the Word of God.
Perhaps you are nearing retirement, or you have retired. What do you see yourself doing for the next many years? Many people either need to work or just do not want to sit around.
The good news is that there are help wanted signs all over. Opportunity abounds for those seeking work. Older employees are particularly attractive due to their experience and work ethic. “Some of our older employees are our best employees,” says Kim D’Amico, owner of a local home care franchise Home Instead Senior Care.