Friday, December 23, 2016

Paddling On

2017 — and beyond — looks scary. But our Senior News for January 2017 has to do it right. As Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we have to go high.” The January Senior News to start a new year looks at transitions and new beginnings, and how each of us can make them, from kayaking Trinidad Head to ending 30 years of political service.

What happens next? We dunno.

Medical issues for “seniors” are ever-present, as Dr. Jennifer Heidmann discusses. Executive Director Joyce Hayes looks ahead to prospects for elders under the Trump Administration. After 30+ years in public service, former Humboldt Supervisor and former Arcata and Trinidad Mayor and Councilperson Julie Fulkerson plans new ways to make a difference. Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher talks about the value of seniors’ experience. And Alan Grau looks forward to his 31st Ford Hess Trindad-to-Clam Beach Run.

It’s hard not to reflect on past/present/future as we make this transition to a new year, even though — really — Jan. 1 is no different than any other day. But we can hope. As Tiny Tim says in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843), “God bless us, every one.”

Happy New Year, everyone!

Ted Pease, Editor
Senior News
Humboldt Senior Resource Center
Eureka, California
707-443-9747, ext. 1226

A New Year and time for transitions: See the next SENIOR NEWS here:

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