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

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...

In This Issue: Vol.2, No. 4

Things change for all of us as we age, but Boomer-era men, perhaps more than any of us, are faced with some challenges they...

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...