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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.

Founder Filosofy

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All the authorities on aging tell us that one of the secrets to having a happy and ripe old age is to keep busy. Maybe it is time that we started listening to them. I have learned from my own experience that the fewer involvements I have, the more aches and pains I suffer. But on those days when I have something constructive to do, I find that I feel younger and physically better.

Way back in about 2004, then Prime Timers President Pat Karr came-up with a way of recognizing chapters by awarding them a written charter. It was a great idea and a great document. The first ones were very large and signed by each board member. They were hard to frame and difficult and expensive to mail. Eventually, they sort of drifted away.

What We Need

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Only when you are an elderly homosexual between 77 and 97 do you realize that all around you has become cold, lonely, and empty. You may still be able to manage financially, but you need help to do almost everything, including driving. Your closer friends are dead or live far away and it is not easy to make new ones. People usually treat us with respect and consideration, but even the best consider us from a distance, no involvement, no connection. We try to live in our own house, in our own terms and ways, but also start to admit that we may have to move to an Assisted Living facility.

On Saturday, August 18th a terrific group of PT Members joined with our very own Sonny Darnell, who recently finished all of his extensive training as an official docent ! Sonny took is on a brief tour of the "old" museum and the wonderful new wing. He did a great job.