Lifting Stereotypes Off Advancing Years

September is Healthy Aging and National Senior Center Month. Aging and Alzheimer’s are two major issues facing our nation's healthcare system. The following is based in part on a post I wrote for Mental Health Awareness Month back in April of this year. Do you know your local senior center? There's so much that takes place in them. Try llamas in the living room, "senior" prom night, Hawaiian luaus, and daily Wii tournaments. How important it is to see that people continue to have purpose, Continue Reading

Wimbledon is Wimbledon and God is God

During many years as a sports announcer at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Church Road, Wimbledon (as the place is properly named!), this week’s guest blogger, Kim Shippey, was joined at various times in the broadcast booth by such former champions as Chris Evert, Jimmy Connors, Fred Stolle, Frew McMillan, and Fred Perry (the last Briton to win a men's singles title.) The championships run this year from June 25 to July 8. Above all, I think it’s the spirit of Wimbledon that Continue Reading

K.I.S.S.: Keep it simply spiritual

What do llamas have to do with this story--besides the fact that they're super cute? (My son snapped a photo of this beauty at a traveling zoo that recently passed through our town of Framingham.) You'll just have to read on to find out! May is national mental health month. Two issues our nation faces--both typically on opposite ends of the age spectrum--are dementia, or Alzheimer's, and ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder. Continue Reading