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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.

Bowling His Age

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Some guys in Fort Lauderdale look at our calendar, get the impression that an organization heavy into sports activities must be made up of young jocks. Well, the jock part would be right. Pictured here is their oldest bowler. He’s 93 year old Jim Baker. He comes every week and bowls with his partner, Mike Webb and the group. He has said that his goal each week is to bowl at least his age.

Book Review

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Carsick

By John Waters
2014 - 320 pages

This is an autobiographical adventure of John Waters hitch-hiking across country on Interstate 70 from his home in Baltimore to his condo in San Francisco. As a young student, he had hitch-hiked often. But now into his 60's, would he be robbed or beaten en route? Would cars even pick up an aging man? Waters proposed the idea to his publishing company. They jumped on it, gave him an advance, so he knew he had to do it. With his trusty cardboard sign saying "I-70 West", this is Waters' cross-country adventure. It is divided into three different parts. The first two parts, fiction, may have been written prior to taking the trip.

Caregiving takes many forms. While we might think of caregivers as paid aides, in reality, the majority of caregiving in the United States is provided by informal caregivers—usually a spouse or child. In the LGBT community, many older adults do not have the same familial supports.
When compared to their heterosexual counterparts, LGBT older adults are:

With any organization, there are good times and not so good times. Member participation is the life blood for all of us! When you live in a small, rural state like West Virginia, there are challenges that our clubs in larger, more urban situations do not necessarily encounter. We have to deal with members who may drive 30 miles or more to get to a function. Weather becomes much more of a concern when you have to consider not everyone has a four-lane highway available. Then there are the challenges every PT chapter has: how to schedule activities that will draw in members, how to maintain our relevancy, how to meet the needs of our members.