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“What am I going to do? I have loved him all my life.”  I didn’t know what to say, my mother wasn’t really asking me. My father, Gordon, 83, has Parkinson’s and he wasn’t doing very well. Mother, Margreate, also 83, who has been fighting my father’s disease since...
Tis the season for theater

‘Tis the Season for Theatre!

When temperatures in the fall begin to cool down the Athens theatre community heats up as they begin their main seasons of productions.  Our "Theatre Community" is just that, it's a large mass of...
Woodpecker Trail

The Woodpecker Trail – scenic since 1922

Less than 90 miles from Athens is one of America’s “most scenic drives,” according to Country Living Magazine: the Woodpecker Trail (Georgia Highway 121). In the early 1900s it was the fastest way to...
Book Club

Read All About It. Not Your Grandma’s Book Club

The term book club often conjures thoughts of grandmothers and spinsters of yesteryear, chatting over tea and cookies. Popular movies have promoted it as a “woman thing.” But the truth is, the Athens area is...
New Horizons Music

New Horizons Music. You can do it – play a musical instrument, that...

I sat in on a rehearsal of the New Horizons Band one Monday afternoon at The Church on College Station. The acoustics were great. The people were even better. I met a former Redcoat...
Boomer men and their sports

Game Changers Sports remain a lifelong passion for many men

Along the journey from boys to men, playing sports is a constant for many that shapes character, and adds value to life. As time brings inevitable changes, the relationship that some men have with...

Healthy Us

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Boomers Write

Extra

Embrace Change

As we look back through life, it’s sometimes amazing to see how far we’ve come and how many things changed along the way. Indeed,...

Just a thought. Of caregiving, book clubs, and mortality

Talk about coincidence. When I planned this issue earlier in the summer, I didn’t know about the book my own book club was going...

AARP surveys issues important to women

Dear BoomAthens Readers, This edition is dedicated to all women, mothers, daughters, wives, and sisters and those friends who are just like sisters. Throughout history, women...

In This Issue Vol. 2, No. 5

Rosalynn Carter said it best: “There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently...

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