The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

A Community Snapshot on YouTube!

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Tuesday, 19 July 2011 09:23

Celebrating 50 Years: A Conversation with Brenda Bellinger, Milton Leathers and Rev. James Kendrick as they reflect on Athens history, politics and culture over the past 50 years. Very interesting conversation.  See more on the Community Snapshot page of this website, and chick on the link on the right of that page to listen. Conversation includes concert with Voices of Truth Gospel Choir on the occasion of the celebration of Kendrick's 50 years of service as pastor of the East Friendship Baptist Church.

We want your stories!

This Boomer project invites all Boomers in the greater Athens area to share a story, a memory, that identifies and highlights the richness and diversity of this large population.  The stories will be recorded and uploaded to our website so they can be shared with other boomers in our area. The Project website is a public, family friendly platform.

Stories should be from about 3 - 10 minutes.

Just to get you thinking, the categories are: Friends and Colleagues, Grandparents, Raising Children, Parents, Growing Up, School, Love and Relationships, Marriage and Partners, Working, Religion, Serious Illness, Family Heritage, War, and Remembering a Loved One.

To listen to two sample stories recorded by Advisory Board Member Clare Auwarter, go to the Community Snapshot page and find her two stories listed on the right side under 'Conversations.' She told two delightful stories, one about Working: My First Job and the other about Growing Up: Learning Manners.  Enjoy.

Download your copy of the Guidelines, or phone the grant coordinator, 706-613-3650 ext. 343.


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Friday, 08 July 2011 14:06

Do you check the Health Department's restaurant ratings before picking out a place to dine?  If not, perhaps you should.  Some local restaurants allow raw chicken to drip into fresh salad greens, or flies and roaches to land on their food prep surfaces according to Lou Kudon, Program Manager of the Northeast Health District.

Come to the Athens library, 2025 Baxter St., or join us online Monday, July 11 at 12:30 p.m. to hear Lou discuss the most pressing public health issues in the Athens area.  He'll cover topics such as teen pregnancy, serious health issues as we grow older and food safety in our restaurants. There will be a Q &A session afterwards.  Light refreshments at the library.

Chick here to Register for online attendance to his program, Sex, Flies and Too Much Weight or just come to the library's board room shortly before 12:30.  It is cool inside . . .



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Friday, 03 June 2011 12:36

Whoever said "The only thing constant in life is change" certainly got it right.

The Athens Library will conduct business as usual but in a topsy turvy way.  Soon the 2000 daily patrons will enter through a new door, and most everything inside will be rearranged except the children's section and the administration offices.  Come celebrate the beginning of our wonderful new library at the groundbreaking ceremony June 16 at 11:15, 2025 Baxter Street.

The Community Snapshot scheduled for June 17 has been rescheduled for July 11, 12:30 p.m. due to the library's construction project.  Come see Sex, Flies and Too Much Weight live at the library, or see the Community Snapshot page of this website to see how to log on live from your computer at work or home. Lou Kudon, program manager, Northeast Health District, will give the program explaining the greatest health concerns of the Athens area.

Even The Food Pyramid has been changed to a plate graphic to encourage us to eat more fruits and veggies. I think it is a great graphic, I'll have to see how it works at home.

When the tomatoes, squash and beans in my new raised vegetable garden ripen, I'm sure my plate will look more like the graphic.  If you'd like to discuss health, gardening or any other topics with the Athens Area Boomers please start or join a conversation in our Forum.


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