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Suddenly 65

June 11, 2013

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Finally – An Informative Newsletter Just For Savvy Vital Seniors!

If your parents, friends, or family complain they have nothing to do, they need to read Suddenly65.  It’s a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter sent to those over age 60 in the greater SFV area (Burbank up to Westlake Village).

As appealing, fun, and informative as it is educational, it contains many interesting and undiscovered resources for that age group ranging from health and nutritional tips, restaurants that give senior discounts, entertainment venues that are reminiscent and also fresh, senior exercise information, products and services, and so much more.    It even includes sentimental YouTube videos as well as any scams targeting seniors.

Their website is www.suddenly65.com and always contains new, exciting, fun, and informative information every week.  You may join this interesting FREE out of the ordinary newsletter by going on their website and signing up so you will not miss any upcoming issues.


Senior Schmooze

May 30, 2013

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Name:                  Jennie Meade
Age:                     97
Residence:         Indio, CA
Birthday:            August 21


How will you celebrate turning 98?

I plan on visiting Washington to see my family. But before I do, there’s something I need to take care of.

Is that “something” anything you can share?

Check back with me on my birthday and I’ll be happy to share.

What do you do for fun?

I have made ceramics/figurines my whole life. Even though I have slowed down with that, I continue to work in my Chinese Rock Garden. I also like to cook and drive.

Where do you drive?

I drive everywhere!

Do you consider yourself a fast or slow driver?

I’ll be at a stop light and there’s a guy next to me picking his nose. When the light turns green, I hit the gas and he’s still there. Now you tell me who’s fast or slow?

I think that answers my question. Tell me about your husband.

I was married to John Meade for 42 years. Prior to that, I was married two other times and I still love every one of them!

Do you want to get married again?

I don’t need to get married, but I want a man who’s a good conversationalist. I was on the debate team in college and even won a few awards. I just want a man who can keep up with me.

What kind of work did you do?

I worked at Boeing for 19 years. I started as a clerk making sixty-seven cents an hour and retired as the first female manager to oversee final assembly. I also was an Art Teacher at Auburn High School.

Did you look forward to turning 100?

I’m looking forward to living because I have a great time with my grandchildren. It’s fun thing to see what’s going to happen.

If your mind is good, the rest is easy!

You’re an amazing woman and I appreciate your time.

Do you have any words of wisdom for other seniors?

I think the most important thing in life is family, and to believe in forgiveness. Also, there’s nothing you can’t do if you put your mind and heart into it.

Thanks Jennie, and I guess I’ll see you on the 21st of August.

I’ll be waiting!

From the desk of Senator Bill Emmerson

May 8, 2013

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Still beautiful at 92! The lovely Carol Channing

March 19, 2013

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Weekend in San Francisco

January 23, 2013

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An amazing weekend in San Francisco! I was there to produce a story about the Grant Avenue Follies for Jump!  The roots of this female Chinese dance troupe started back in the Forbidden City, which was the home of the Chinese nightclubs on Grant Avenue.

Today, the dance troupe is primarily made up of ladies ranging from their mid-sixties to late seventies. The previous three Jumpisodes were based on individual seniors, so I was extremely excited to have this opportunity.

A special thanks to my good friend and talented editor, Derek Chin, for making the introduction.  The apple certainly doesn’t fall far from this tree as Emily Chin is the kind of lady that every kid would want as their mom. She graciously welcomed me into her home, and the warmth and hospitality from the other dancers was unprecedented. I watched the Grant Avenue Follies perform at the historic Herbst Theatre in downtown San Francisco the day before.  Words can’t describe how incredible this weekend was, and I can only hope that the story I produce for Jump! does these women justice and inspire other seniors.

These are not only women in their golden years defying the laws of age, but bringing joy to senior homes and retirement centers from Hawaii to Washington D.C.

My mission is to inspire and enrich the lives of as many seniors as possible, and the experience I shared with Grant Avenue Follies only confirmed that the real joy not only comes from the stories I get to tell, but the special people I have the privilege to meet.