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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.

As the biennial Prime Timers Worldwide Convention approaches, the Board of Directors and I want to encourage your chapter to participate in-person. The host chapter, Chicago Prime Timers, has put together a great program including the Keynote Address, Workshops, Buffet, Halloween Masquerade Ball, Gala Banquet on the closing night, Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan (optional), and the Hospitality Room. There will the Business Meeting of the chapter representatives and the Board as well as board meetings to conduct during the formal part of the convention, but there will be time available to see and enjoy Chicago.

Has your local chapter Board encouraged you to serve Prime Timers in some capacity? Service to Prime Timers can be anything from hosting a Prime Timer event in your home to serving as President of your chapter or even a position on the Prime Timers Worldwide Board. Was your answer, "Yes, I will help?"

In the Beginning

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In 2011, I was invited to the Prime Timers gathering in Oklahoma City where several hundred Prime Timers gathered for the "Labor Day Getaway Weekend". I was in awe by the activity. Two swimming pools, two bars, an auditorium where dinners were served, and entertainment was enacted.

Each morning started off with a breakfast buffet at one of the pools. This pool was the gathering place for most of the day. Each evening found a movie at the other pool. A guided tour of Oklahoma City was one of the highlights.

I met Michael Stone who was President of Prime Timers Worldwide. He was very impressive and instrumental in my forming a chapter of Prime Timers in Louisville, Kentucky. I called upon him many times for suggestions, etc. and he was there for me.

After considering there was a chapter in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Nashville, and St. Louis, I made the decision to form a chapter of Prime Timers in Louisville. I felt there was a need for this outlet for all of our lonely seniors, giving them the opportunity to form friendships and participate in activities with others with similar interests in their age group.

We all know deep down inside that growing older can have a very serious downside to it. Once we've lost the ability to care for ourselves, the picture can be bleak. Money problems can greatly affect the care we can afford. When physical conditions limit the ability to participate and interact, the picture grows even darker.

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