Seniors in Action

Dancing Around the World — In Place!

Dancing Around the World — In Place!

By C.J. Thursdays are filled with laughter and multiple playful steps to music from all over the world. By 10:00 a.m. Gloria Swanson and Norma Jamieson are surrounded by friends at the Mid-County Senior Center ready to have fun. These women have partnered together as the official Activity Leaders for the International Folk Dance group […]

Donna Love Keeps on Writing

Donna Love Keeps on Writing

Writing workshops can bring in a whole variety of responses and emotions. When Donna Love gathers her friends and client together to tell their stories the testimonies like the following are most encouraging. “Donna held a space for creativity and it surrounded us, making writing our memoirs exciting and delightful” It was a great surprise […]

Celebrating Seniors in Action

Celebrating Seniors in Action

Seniors in Action is a celebration of life. It is an opportunity to ponder the happenings in our community that bring a smile to the end of a day, and a contented yes to tomorrow. Clichés like “old age is not for the faint of heart” are fading into the background as the offerings of continued […]

Hillis Williams, Master of Material Designs

Hillis Williams, Master of Material Designs

By C J Many of us grew up thinking education was about the 3 R’s and that meant Reading, Riting and ‘Rithmatic. Add to that Reusing, Repurposing and Recycling you have the experience of Hillis Williams, an environmentally friendly artist in Soquel, California. He’s been a popular stop on our local Open Studios Tours for […]

Village Santa Cruz has Launched!

Village Santa Cruz has Launched!

By C.J. This Village has a simple mission — to support community members to live independently as they age in their homes by providing social connection, inter-generational interaction, and practical assistance. The launching is a celebration of the efforts of an advisory committee and the community that has been receptive to the idea. In April […]

Strumming Along: Mid County Senior Center Music Scene

Strumming Along: Mid County Senior Center Music Scene

By C.J. Friday mornings at the Mid County Senior Center, Ciro Milazzo hosts an hour of ukulele jamming and serenades. What began as a class five years ago has morphed into a collective of players that strum and jam together. Often they venture into the community sharing the joy they experience with their historic instruments. […]

Grey Bears Bookshop

Grey Bears Bookshop

By C.J. Some say that the best little bookshop in California is at 2710 Chanticleer Avenue located on the Grey Bear’s Campus. This inviting Book Shop shares a building with the Computer Center behind the Thrift Store and Donations Center. It is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week and the foot […]

eBikes

eBikes

While bumper stickers telling that “My other car is a broom” held great popularity in October, “My other car is an eBike” continue to tell the playful story of eBikers. Today’s senior population is definitely on the move and eBikes fits the bill. The spokes twirling around the neighborhood via electric power technology are predominately […]

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