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SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
At age 70, I’ve reluctantly come to the realization that I’m not going to be able continue my prior level of athletic involvement indefinitely. I can envision a time when my outdoor activities will be limited to cross country skiing in the winter and biking during the remaining… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Power struggles often re-emerge in retirement. What can you do to prevent them? Read More
    SACO — Age Friendly Saco is launching their Handyman Program throughout Saco in an effort to help residents ages 55 and older better adapt to aging in their community. Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution (SBSI) recently donated $4,000 to help fund this new program. A recent survey… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Fellow retiree Brent Elwell and I met at Pelletier’s Campground in St. Francis on a warm spring evening. The rural northern Maine village is located at the confluence of the St. Francis and St. John Rivers about fifteen miles north of Fort Kent. The goal was to canoe… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    So many outside forces are creating chaos around us we may think we are powerless to do anything to change the situation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    So many outside forces are creating chaos around us we may think we are powerless to do anything to change the situation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    The third phase of life is filled with possibilities. After working long and hard to get to where you want to be, you now have time to do what you want to do. That may sound easy, but if you have a long-standing habit of placing other’s needs… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    More and more boomers are choosing to continue working either in the same field or doing something new. Will you be one of them? Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Maine has many of the best canoe tripping rivers in the northeastern United States. The Allagash, St. John, Moose, St. Croix and East and West Branches of the Penobscot are probably the most famous. However, there are others worth considering. Canoe tripping was my introduction to… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    “I thought being retired would be great. But I can’t tell you how much I miss work.” Does this sound like you? Some people slip effortlessly in to retirement. Others experience “retirement remorse.” If you’re unhappy not working take heart. What you are missing may… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Many of the whitewater boaters that I paddle with began the sport thirty or forty years ago. Now, we’re in our sixties, seventies and a handful in their eighties. We’ve witnessed much of the evolution of the sport which first became popular nationally in the… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    For many years, Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS) members have organized an April whitewater weekend in New Hampshire. Normally, several excellent whitewater rivers and streams in the southern central part of the state open in April offering exciting early season paddling opportunities. Popular Class III/IV runs include… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Life is difficult when a couple is out of synch in retirement. Learn what you can do to get back on track. Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Souadabscook Stream is one of Maine’s most popular early spring whitewater runs. While most of it is located in Hampden, the source is a collection of small ponds in the Hermon area. Beginning with several miles of calm water and mild currents before arriving at Manning Mill Road,… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Skip and Jo Pendleton were members of the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS) for a couple of decades. After a 65 year marriage, they both passed away last year, just a few days apart. I didn’t know Jo very well as she was… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Early spring is a time of transition for chowderheads in the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS). Ice and snow are melting on the whitewater rivers; yet vestiges of winter remain at many preferred cross country ski areas. We often find ourselves in conflict about what choices to… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    If boomers want their futures to be different, they need to look to the past and address the pushes and pulls that shape their lives. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Protests and social activism were part of the lives of many baby boomers. Where did all that passion go? Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    A confession, I’m a recovering peak bagger. Defined as an attempt to reach the summit of a list of mountains, peak bagging is a great sport…if you can handle it responsibly. In New England, there are several popular mountain lists. Probably the most coveted goals are four thousand… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Just a couple of weeks ago, much of the snow had melted and it appeared an early spring was imminent. Two blockbuster storms later, we have excellent conditions for late winter cross country skiing throughout most of Maine. Mount Blue State Park offers one of… Read More