What a great workshop we went to last week. It was a Life Reimagined checkup, sponsored by AARP. There were about 30 people at the Salem Senior Center.
This program fits in so well with our Two Grannies project. Basically it is created around the book by the same name written by Richard J. Leider, and Alan M. Webber
It encourages people in the Baby Boomer generation to begin rethinking what they want out of life. Adventure? Security? Big Change? Little change? The list is endless.
The people at this workshop were mostly women (about three men were in attendance). There were people in healthcare, government, teachers and personal care. Some were retired already, some planning for it. Altogether a very lively and diverse group of folks.
At one point we had an idea-sharing session at the table. So some spoke to their concerns about keeping healthy. One was involved in a program to get cities across the country to be senior-friendly. Another woman was in flux as to whether to go to a 55 Plus living arrangement and how would that impact her.
When we spoke about our Granny Project we were please that they all got very excited and wanted to know more. A great morning!
Then we went to meet an old friend of mine. Mark Gooby of Hotshots Photography is a fantastic photographer. I used him exclusively for many years, both when I was working at advertising agencies and when I became a freelancer. This man is not only creative but VERY funny. The man makes me laugh more than anyone I know (if you don’t count my Granny partner).
And I respect him. Not simply for his photography skills but for his wisdom. When we started talking about the workshop we had just attended, that led to discussions about our Granny project. He couldn’t have been more interested. He asked questions, gave suggestions and made me laugh (surprise!) and generally made us feel very comfortable.
Thank you, Mark. You are a gentleman and a scholar.
The older, funner, more adventurous Granny