Janet is a holistic health professional. After over 20 years in the corporate environment, Janet went back to school, changed the course of her career, and is now the owner of a health spa that focuses on a whole-body approach to improving and optimizing health, vitality, and happiness. Janet believes the body, mind, emotions, and spirit are all interconnected and contribute to our overall health and well-being. Janet finds age to be irrelevant when it comes to living life to the fullest. She has had both knees replaced and is as active as ever. Janet has traveled the world, learning firsthand about various cultures and meeting all kinds of people. She also participates in annual walks/runs to support cancer research. Janet has three dogs she calls her "kids” and involves them in almost every aspect of her life. The "kids" enjoy travel, hiking, boating, and even paddle-boarding along with Janet.
Donna has worked in the health insurance industry for over 20 years. Some of that time has been spent focused on senior programs. Donna was responsible for the care of her ailing mother in later life and helped another family member recover from a stroke that impacted many of his abilities. Indeed, Donna has a lot of experience from different perspectives when it comes to the many challenges people face as we grow older. She is devoted to helping make life a little easier for aging generations. Donna is a proud, loving grandmother and "spoils" her grandchildren every chance she gets. She is an artist and has created many beautiful handmade gifts that her friends and loved ones cherish and happily display. People have tried to convince Donna to sell some of her masterpieces, but she says "it would take the joy out" of creating them.
Teri has a broad background in public and community relations, with a concentration in healthcare and social service. She is also an author, artist, and playwright, as well as an expert proofreader. Teri has long respected the gifts that come with age. Since childhood, she has been very involved with and interested in later generations. Teri always enjoyed hearing older people talk about their lives, their experiences, and the lessons they learned along the way. Now that Teri is at an age where she has much life experience herself, she enjoys sharing her interests and knowledge with others. Teri believes magic exists in the world, and she is always on the lookout for four-leaf clovers, rainbows, and ladybugs. Teri is a longtime member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Sherlock Holmes Society.
Greg is an experienced researcher, fact-checker, educator, writer, and published author. Greg has a geniune curiosity and excitement about the world… about what has been...what is... and what will be. His vast knowledge and engaging perspective adds tremendous depth to our content and our approach to sharing information of interest to a wide range of visitors. If it is indeed possible to know at least a little something about almost everything, Greg is a perfect example. History. Science. Health. Literature. Astronomy. The arts. Current and past cultures. Whatever the topic, Greg has something interesting to share. He is constantly learning and discovering, and he is a gifted communicator who knows how to make even dry subjects appealing. Greg believes all of life is an adventure that can be filled with learning, growth, and exploration. Greg is a member of the American Historical Association.
John has enjoyed a long career in business management and operations. His broad background includes manufacturing, finance, logistics, and marketing. John has tremendous respect for people who have faced and overcome challenges in life. He believes “we are all in this together” and that it is important to respect and be there for each other. Many of his fondest childhood memories are of time spent learning life lessons from his grandfather, who taught John that above all else in life it is most important to always do the "right" thing that allows you to “face yourself in the mirror.” John is someone with solid business know-how and experience, but also a strong sense of integrity, honor, and loyalty. John is a dog lover and has recently adopted a rescue dog with many health issues. John is also an avid golfer.
Beth is an award-winning healthcare writer with a successful career spanning decades. Beth developed Seasoned Times to share what she has learned, and continues to learn, about wise, healthy aging. She wanted to create a positive, colorful, free resource that celebrates the "seasoned times" of life and provides valuable, entertaining information for people in their later decades. Beth hopes Seasoned Times will help strengthen the belief that the "seasoned times" of life are to be welcomed, valued, respected, and enjoyed. She would like to see Seasoned Times grow into something that has a positive and lasting impact on how society as a whole views what it means to grow older. Beth would love to hear (in the not too distant future) many voices raised together in the anthem “We are not old, we are seasoned!” Throughout Beth's career, it has always been knowing the words she writes can touch lives in a positive way that has motivated and inspired her each and every day.
Seasoned Times is all about celebrating the "seasoned times" of life and encouraging wise, healthy, and happy aging. The Seasoned Times family is made up of our visitors, supporters, contributors, advocates, friends, as well as the people who actually put the site together. We are pleased and appreciative that so many public libraries, senior living/retirement communities, senior centers, recreation departments, health care facilities, and other organizations across the country are sharing information about us. The following core group of individuals represents the "nuts and bolts" that keep Seasoned Times up and running, interesting, entertaining, helpful, growing, and moving forward. We hope you enjoy the website, and we welcome you to the Seasoned Times family!