CNAs worked through risk. Home care companies scrambled

Linda Stephens, 62, began caregiving at an early age in the tiny town of Siloam in Greene County....

Nursing Home Model In Trouble

Life and Death in Senior Living Facilities Senior Wire Getting older in American will never be the same, after the astonishing death toll in nursing homes...

Life in Corona-time

My husband and I are mostly homebodies, so our travel in early March was unusual. First, there was the weekend in Atlanta, watching our...

Isolating Together

Suddenly, everything is different. Normal changed overnight and people are adapting to new ways to communicate, to acquire supplies, to work. For some Boomers,...

COVID19: 10 WAYS TO BE A SMART AND SAFE BOOMER RIGHT NOW

There’s an article making the rounds on Facebook about adult children who are freaking out because their Boomer parents are not taking the present...

Artistically Designed Bus Shelters in Athens

Here's a sample of the latest art shelters funded by the SPLOST program and administered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Program.

OLLI classes continue online

It is, or at least it was, easy to take everything around us for granted – our favorite restaurants, our walks, our routine. Sometimes...

Stuck On A Cruise Ship and Other Stories of Sudden Change

Athens resident Wendy Bartels flew out of Atlanta on Feb. 29 for a two-week cruise along the coast of South America with her sister,...

Strawberry Sangria: A cheerful drink in trying times

Despite its ominous name, meaning “bleeding” in Spanish, the Iberian wine punch “Sangría” is a cheery, even gentle, drink in warm weather. The congenially...

Assisted Living Residents Get Creative

Experiencing the pandemic in community-living facilities For those in community-living situations – including independent and assisted living facilities – the onset of the pandemic has...

Boomers Write

Strawberry Sangria: A cheerful drink in trying times

Despite its ominous name, meaning “bleeding” in Spanish, the Iberian wine punch “Sangría” is a cheery, even gentle, drink in warm weather. The congenially...

Spaghetti alla Putanesca: A Storied Dish to Spice up Winter Dining

The scent of evil perpetually attracts. In the 1890s, for example, Oscar Wilde noted, “As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will...

The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination, Part 2

In part 1 of The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination (July 2019) we highlighted in a two-block section of Baxter, six locally...

The Woodpecker Trail, Part 2 – The Southern Leg

The Fall 2018 issue of BoomAthens carried our piece about the northern part of Georgia’s historic Woodpecker Trail (Highway 121). Now we visit the 140-mile...

To everything there is a season. Some thoughts on inner harvesting

There’s a small branching plant with clusters of yellow pods that burst open in the fall to reveal intense orange, jewel-like berries. In Indiana...

Have some history with your food

One significant advantage of being over 50 is no longer having to cook daily for family. But for those who enjoy cooking, or even...

Boomer Life

OLLI classes continue online

It is, or at least it was, easy to take everything around us for granted – our favorite restaurants, our walks, our routine. Sometimes...

Saving Brooklyn Cemetery

Meriwether Rhodes thought she had found a great place to walk her dogs. It was 2005 and she’d recently moved to the Beechwood Hills...

Letters from Vietnam, 1968: Love that knows no boundaries.

In January and February 1968 while I was sleeping snug and warm in my dorm at Tift College, my brother Frederick was spending nights...

Letters from Vietnam, 1967

Small flakes of snow prickled against my face and hands and left little wet splotches on the stationery on my lap.  It was 1967,...

Athens Places in Peril African American sites lead the list

Melissa Jest, African American Programs Director for the Georgia Historic Preservation Division has worked in three majority-minority cities – Philadelphia, Washington, and Savannah –...

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Artistically Designed Bus Shelters in Athens

Here's a sample of the latest art shelters funded by the SPLOST program and administered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Program.

OLLI classes continue online

It is, or at least it was, easy to take everything around us for granted – our favorite restaurants, our walks, our routine. Sometimes...

Governor signs senior care safety bill

In a special summer session, the state legislature unanimously passed HB 987, which provides more safeguards for seniors in assisted living and personal care...

Stuck On A Cruise Ship and Other Stories of Sudden Change

Athens resident Wendy Bartels flew out of Atlanta on Feb. 29 for a two-week cruise along the coast of South America with her sister,...

Nursing Home Model In Trouble

Life and Death in Senior Living Facilities Senior Wire Getting older in American will never be the same, after the astonishing death toll in nursing homes...

Strawberry Sangria: A cheerful drink in trying times

Despite its ominous name, meaning “bleeding” in Spanish, the Iberian wine punch “Sangría” is a cheery, even gentle, drink in warm weather. The congenially...

Assisted Living Residents Get Creative

Experiencing the pandemic in community-living facilities For those in community-living situations – including independent and assisted living facilities – the onset of the pandemic has...

CNAs worked through risk. Home care companies scrambled

Linda Stephens, 62, began caregiving at an early age in the tiny town of Siloam in Greene County. As a child, she took care...

Life in Corona-time

My husband and I are mostly homebodies, so our travel in early March was unusual. First, there was the weekend in Atlanta, watching our...

Athens High 1965: Integrating high school athletics in Athens

This article was previously printed in the Winter issue of Zebra Magazine. It has been edited for length.    Alan Morse’s father was skeptical of him...

Letters from Vietnam, 1967

Small flakes of snow prickled against my face and hands and left little wet splotches on the stationery on my lap.  It was 1967,...

Letters from Vietnam, 1968: Love that knows no boundaries.

In January and February 1968 while I was sleeping snug and warm in my dorm at Tift College, my brother Frederick was spending nights...

To everything there is a season. Some thoughts on inner harvesting

There’s a small branching plant with clusters of yellow pods that burst open in the fall to reveal intense orange, jewel-like berries. In Indiana...

The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination, Part 1

In just a two-block section of Baxter Street, six, locally owned restaurants have emerged to establish the locale as a dining destination. Easily within...
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