My friend and I came to a HealthWISE meeting where a doctor spoke, and we were hooked. The topics are geared toward senior citizens, and although I don’t like to admit it, things are changing in my life as I get older and I want to understand how I can stay healthy as long as possible. At the meeting, there were also people helping others sign up for activities and trips, so we signed up for a couple day trips. The possible events were wonderful, completely organized and enticing. We loved them as we had nothing to do but learn about the venue, ask questions, meet fellow travelers who eventually became friends and eat.
That led to expanding our horizons – taking the driving class, going to movie matinees, going on longer trips (I just got back from Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee) and joining an exercise class. Me? Exercising? Impossible, but I love it. Of course, most all of these activities involve wonderful food, so we eat.
So why wouldn’t you join? I love Facebook, so all my adventures are shared there with my friends. I have two more friends who want to join. In my next blog, I’ll give you a preview of my trip to Mackinaw Island and the Grand Hotel – an experience everyone should have at least once. Wow!
For more information, visit the Freeman Advantage page or call Jamie Gillmore at 417.347.5837.
About Sandy Cox
Sandy was born, raised and educated in Ohio. After a wonderful childhood and education, she moved to California to teach. While there, Sandy married and raised three boys. Later she applied to the Department of Defense for an overseas teaching position, which she held for 15 years, living in Japan, Korea and Germany. After retiring, Sandy moved to Joplin. She loves the community she found here and is enjoying retirement.