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Lifestyles over 50

Fall 2022 Issue

FROM THE EDITOR
Does your residence have a porch? Perhaps, you grew up in a neighborhood with front and even back porches. Front porches are for sitting and people-watching, and back porches are for entertaining barbecue buddies and mosquitoes.

I grew up in a tiny little pink house in a tiny little borough in New Jersey. We faced West Oakland Avenue. Across the street were a couple old houses with old couples, separated by woods leading up a mountain. We could sit and watch cars speed by, sometimes as many as three and four an hour! We could also safely watch thunderstorms that made the green bamboo roll blinds shudder and the shutters shake.

One of the few pictures I have of my dad is of him mopping the marine gray concrete floor, looking up at me as if to say, “Put that camera down and help me, you lazy teenager!” Porches are made for memories.

As affordable living is becoming a memory, many seniors are returning to work—some to make extra money, some to alleviate the “I thought retirement would be one kick after another” boredom. We have some ideas for fun and even “give back” jobs.

Medicare and medical interest articles as well as mental challenges round out this issue, along with other features you’ve come to expect. Cheers!