Old Men and The Sea

In August 2014, my lifelong friend, Dave Radcliff, invited me to join a 20-plus-mile swim relay across Catalina Channel.  As it had never been attempted by 80-year-olds, we would set an international record.  I feared I wouldn’t measure up, but I accepted. Dave swam in the 1956 Olympics.  Our teammates, all Masters Swimmers, compete in… Read more

Staff and Residents Showcase Their Creativity During Pandemic

Despite the need for social distancing, Walnut Village residents and staff have been incredibly creative during the past few months, using their creativity and ingenuity to stay engaged but safe. Virtual exercise classes; a virtual Seder; Zoom community meetings; virtual happy hours; an activity packet with brain teasers, word games; quilting activities; journaling; activity cart… Read more

Connections in a Time of COVID

When I began working at Front Porch in 2002, I came with experience in advertising and a passion for marketing. I expected to use skills that I had learned over the years and make a difference in an industry that serves older adults. What I didn’t expect was the opportunity to evolve as a person… Read more