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Neighbors helping neighbors to age in place

Neighbors helping neighbors to age in place

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland There are two views of aging in America. In one, a 70 year-old woman drives another to the doctor.  Across town, a later-life adult takes an even older neighbor to do her...
Time out to plan the bonus years

Time out to plan the bonus years

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland "Wait, wait!  Don't tell me," as they say on the popular NPR variety show.  And for many, lifestyles in the bonus years are, indeed, a surprise waiting to happen.  But for others,...
Follow your passion, even in the bonus years

Follow your passion, even in the bonus years

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland The idea of "leaving a legacy" is a popular bonus years theme.  It came to mind a couple of weeks ago as I was driving past Severna Park High School and noticed...
Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing

Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland I received an interesting email last week from a reader with the following comment:  "It's inspiring to read about people who continue to work, volunteer, take care of grand kids and do...
“Doing Nothing” is not in the cards

“Doing Nothing” is not in the cards

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Meet John Fry (USNA, '48), an interesting guy for many reasons, not the least because the former naval officer who spent much of his first career in the Pacific also had a...
“Retiring” to full-time community service

“Retiring” to full-time community service

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland In 1986, when John "Rusty" Porter was 54 years old, he and his wife, Virginia, an elementary school principal, moved to Annapolis.  Last April, the Rotary Club of Annapolis recognized Rusty with...