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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.

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Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles credits Chicago Prime Timers for sharing their "expertise and resources" with him as he prepared his ground breaking book, "Queer Aging" (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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.

We all know deep down inside that growing older can have a very serious downside to it. Once we've lost the ability to care for ourselves, the picture can be bleak. Money problems can greatly affect the care we can afford. When physical conditions limit the ability to participate and interact, the picture grows even darker.

Yes, we are nosy! Seriously, let us know of your chapter's activities, accomplishments, and experiences. Not only can other members discover and find interest in your chapter, but it gives them ideas on how to offer similar activities in their own chapters. If you are travelling, this is a good resource for connecting with Prime Timers members and partaking in chapter activities during your journeys.