August 20, 2017
The "Last Times" and "First Times" in Life
Truth be told, my teens and 20s included more than one bout of aimless hitchhiking. I thumbed it from Michigan to Florida, out west to Colorado, and...
August 01, 2017
The Booming, Looming Retirement Crisis
Not everyone’s retirement comes with a lifetime of savings, plans to tour the French countryside, and pursuing a lifelong dream of cooking pastries. No, for...
June 01, 2017
Your Inspiration Might Be Just a Football Field Away!
Every now and then, someone will stop me and say that one of the most memorable columns I wrote for The Grand Rapids Press focused on “100 yards from home.” ...
March 20, 2017
My Reimagined Life: One Woman's Struggle with Work/Life Balance (Part 1)
Why is it that the lessons most important to learn are often the most elusive? I find myself revisiting the same issues over and over when you’d think I would...
March 14, 2017
How to Create an Age-Friendly Community: Highlights of GVSU's 12th Annual Aging Conference
I was given the opportunity by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation to attend the 12th Annual Art & Science of Aging Conference on February l7th at Grand...
March 08, 2017
Consider Volunteering -- It's Good For You!
In 1997, the America’s Promise Alliance announced its “Five Promises for Youth” -- Caring Adults, Safe Places , A Healthy Start, Effective Education , and...
November 15, 2016
Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan Embraces Encore
Change comes easy for a nimble organization like the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan. Now in its tenth year, the organization is poised to embark on...
October 18, 2016
The Price is Right! Market's 90-Year-Old Vendor Came to GR to Play Ball
Roscoe Price doesn’t let his 90 years slow him down. If you’ve shopped the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market, you’ve no doubt seen him and his table of Watkins...
August 25, 2016
ENCORE OPPORTUNITY: Be the Go-To for Encore!
We are busy building the Encore movement here in Grand Rapids and our Encore Network is taking hold. Each time we meet as a network, new members join the mix...
August 12, 2016
Share Your Travel Adventures with Grand Rapids Students
For the students at the Creative Youth Center a postcard is more than a marker of a place they’ve been or a way to share a note with a friend. For Creative...