Betsy Bean

Betsy Bean completed graduate school at UGA in 1972. She was a school librarian for a year and then became a rock and roll DJ for the next 10. Subsequently, she worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, followed by public relations and marketing and newsletter publishing and was, more recently, the downtown development director for the City of Anniston, Ala.
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In This Issue Vol. 3, No. 4

We’re launching The Boomer Directory in March – 48 pages filled with resources for seniors and their families. Be sure to get your business,...

In This Issue Vol. 3, No. 4

Writing and publishing a book is a huge undertaking but there seem to be no end of local boomers who have done it recently....

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 –...

Gay couple reflects on long journey

Frank Scott, 78, and Al Nettleton, 88, have been together 26 years, but both men began their adult lives in heterosexual marriages. Between them,...

In This Issue Vol. 3, No 3

It’s the nature of the publishing business that sometimes we start out in one direction, only to veer off or...

Caregiving: Where to start

Megan Vogt is immersed in the issues of caregiving. As program manager for the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at the NE Georgia...

Who will care for us?

A PBS report last summer painted an alarming picture of the pressures that are building on the home care industry. Caring for the aged...

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...

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...

Will women be the deciders?

2020 is a year like no other—a global pandemic and economic downturn, street protests against racism, hellish wildfires, and drenching hurricanes. Against this chaotic backdrop,...

Just a thought: Tap and step

We Boomers began our journey during the poliovirus epidemics in the 1940s and ‘50s, and today we’re ending it with the coronavirus pandemic. Polio...

Advocating on behalf of nursing home residents and their families

Checking on our loved ones during COVID-19 is a top priority for many of us. As nursing homes and other long-term care facilities resume...

Healthy Us: Advice from trusted sources

Time for a flu shot October is the ideal month to get your flu shot so that it will last through the upcoming flu season...

UGA professor uses art to persuade

Amitabh Verma, associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, recently turned his talents to creating pandemic posters. Instead of...