Today's #FunFriday thought was inspired by an illustration called "Ride Bikes, Not Cars!" by Sandra Ure Griffin. I think her cute illustrative message is one we can make happen! Question: How many more people do you think would be riding their bikes to work, for errands, or even vacations if our community's infrastructure made it safe to do so? I know I would, even during … [Read more...] about Ride Bikes, Not Cars by Sandra Ure Griffin | We Can Make This Happen
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"Older Ladies" by Donnalou Stevens on YouTube is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, and full-throated country tune embracing our greying hair, wrinkling skin, sagging boobies, and overall juicy awesomeness. It's our anthem to embrace ourselves as we age despite all the messy myths, fallacies, and lies that permeate American society, politics, and culture. Personally, I've had … [Read more...] about “Older Ladies” by Donnalou Stevens | Sing It LOUD!
The mystery is over! I've been waiting for weeks (even months!) for the announcement that FINALLY came today. I'm so ready to get started on my walking and cycling training in an effort to qualify for the 2025 National Senior Games. Via email, the National Senior Games Association announced Des Moines, IA as the host city for its 2025 National Senior Games. Word came two … [Read more...] about Des Moines, IA Named Host City for 2025 National Senior Games
Long shot. A one-in-a-million chance. Dicey. We often use words like these to describe the seemingly unrealistic goals and impossible dreams people have. Living with a potentially debilitating disease adds more layers of imagined impossibility. In 2008 Eleanor Pendergraft’s life changed forever after being diagnosed with a dire neuromuscular disease. Instead of accepting the … [Read more...] about Eleanor Pendergraft: Living the Athletic Life by Not Giving In to Multiple Sclerosis
Take a moment today -- International Women's Day -- to honor all the women who struggled to shape a culture and society where they could live fully authentic lives. They dared to dream, to challenge norms and falsehoods, and to seek independence in all areas of their lives. It's now up to us to continue that work so that our daughters and future generations of women may live … [Read more...] about Celebrate International Women’s Day by Remembering Your Own Achievements