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NEWS

This area contains all of the news articles from the Prime Timers Worldwide quarterly newsletter.  They are listed in chronological order, with the most recent news article listed first.  Feel free to peruse this article archive; it is chock full of interesting stories from local chapters, the worldwide organization as a whole, and important news to its members.

10/29-11/2/19

The El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel is taking reservations. Prime Timers have the whole hotel. Convention rates apply three days before and after and include a daily breakfast buffet.

Registrations begin October 25, 2018, see here for updates.

Helping Hands

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The group was called "Helping Hands". After trying to get an assistance program of this kind going in our Sarasota chapter way back when, I named it 'Helping Hands' based on the handshake logo of Prime Timers Sarasota and Prime Timers Worldwide! It was decided that at first the group of volunteer members would shop, furnish rides, and help with household chores for those who were incapacitated or possibly needing help with their partners.

Again I find myself in Southern California visiting my mother in a skilled nursing facility. Again I am forced to confront the question of "is a long, long life of value when there is nothing left to enjoy?" It has been two years since having to move her here; she is now legally (and entirely) blind, deaf in one ear and has about 10% hearing in the other.

It was obvious as he stepped into the room that he was apprehensive. A gentleman in his mid to upper sixties dressed in business casual clothes that fit nicely over his grandfatherly shape. Scanning the room for a familiar face, he saw none and felt a bit over-dressed as he noticed how casually this group of men were clothed in retirement casual. He hadn't known what to expect when he heard about this Prime Timer group through a friend or how to dress.

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