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NEWS

This area contains all of the news articles from the Prime Timers Worldwide quarterly newsletter.  They are listed in chronological order, with the most recent news article listed first.  Feel free to peruse this article archive; it is chock full of interesting stories from local chapters, the worldwide organization as a whole, and important news to its members.

I am serving my fourth and final two-year term on the Board of Directors of Prime Timers Worldwide (PTWW), serving three terms as Secretary, one term as Vice President of Chapters and a portion of a term as Interim Secretary. I am also the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Prime Timers Metro Detroit.

Not that I needed something to fill my time. But when my friend Robin, who is Editor-in-Chief of our regional gay newspaper and website, The Gayly called in early January and asked me to be their Associate Editor, I just had to say yes.


The gay press is extremely important to our community. It provides the glue that holds us together. The Gayly covers Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas on a daily basis at its website: www.gayly.com. Posting to the site, and then putting links on our Facebook, and Google+ pages, is part of my job; the rest is editing the articles that go into our monthly printed issue.

Some members of Ft. Lauderdale Primetimers during their annual Easter Bonnet Parade. Photo by Kaz Takahashi, Ft. Lauderdale Primetimers.

While visiting a recent Prime Timer event at another chapter, I met a smiling, relatively new member who related the story of his life-long partner's passing. His despair was treated by a doctor who dealt with the loss of "the love of his life". Yes, grief happens when the loss of a wife or husband happens just as it does when there are two men joined in a life of togetherness! The "straight" doctor advised that it would be good to get back out of the house and socialize to combat the loneliness. "Why don't you try Prime Timer?" the doctor suggested. "Who?" that new member said he asked.

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