Opinion Archive

Reflections on the election of President Barack Obama

At the end of this century Americans not yet born will reflect on and ponder the significance of the major events that have transpired, shaping and reshaping life in America.

Adopt-a-Senior program exceeds all expectations

The list of donors to our annual Adopt-a-Senior program is far too long to list every person and organization. This column is a tribute to each of these

Senior Centers are a home away from home

In 1969 Lois Brown Dale, founding director of Clermont Senior Services, submitted an application to the Ohio Commission on Aging (now the Ohio Department on Aging) to establish several one-day per week social centers.

Spend more time doing what you most enjoy

As we usher in 2009 it is time to think about New Year


We huddled close to the big woodstove to soak up all of its glowing warmth. The sun had just set on this Christmas Eve of 1953, and it was nice to be inside after a long afternoon of playing in the snow.

Are we ready for the now aging boomer generation?

An age-wave is about to sweep across America, as the Baby Boomer generation of the 1950s and 60s becomes the Aging Boomer generation over the next 20 years. Over the next 17 years every Boomer in America will become eligible for Social Security


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Surviving first grade was full of challenges

I was still struggling to tie my own shoes without knots and without having to tie them again in 15 minutes. I was six years old and ready for the world of first grade.

What was it that made the old days special?

Have you noticed how each generation seems to fondly recall the early years of their lives as the

Old habits die hard

The other day I saw a fellow pull a pack of tobacco out of his pocket and put a big chew in his mouth. That

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