Archive for August 2012

Take an old song and make it better

The ancient Scriptures say “everything has its season.”  But Jeanne Kelly – who lives in Tracy’s Landing with her husband Larry while devoting her bonus years to advancing the performing arts among older adults – says there is at least one exception.  “As long as you can breathe and speak, you can sing.  The gift…

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Errrt! Errrt! No aches and pains before dessert

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland My 95-year-old mother, who is making the most of her bonus years, living independently in a condo on the West Coast of Florida, is a font of wisdom.  Not long ago, she said, “You know you’re getting old when half the names…

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From old to gold in London

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland “People say I am a miracle, but I am just an ordinary old man.”  Those are the words of Japan’s Hiroshi Hokestu, age 71, the oldest competitor in the 2012 Summer Games in London – and the oldest Olympian in 92 years.…

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