Senior News: The Funny Papers

Press release from Senior News:

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The April edition of Senior News gets a little CRAZY with its annual April Fools humor issue. It’s “The Funny Papers” edition, hitting all the best newsstands on Thursday (if the lazy paper boy gets out of bed) and online by Friday.

When is it not a good thing to laugh? Depending on your view of the world and life and your general disposition, you may laugh a little or a lot with the contributors to this month’s issue. As my mother taught me, “De gustibus non disputandum est,” which, of course, everyone knows means, “There’s no accounting for taste” — a truism in desserts, life, politics and humor.

This month’s Senior News will tickle your tastes and your funny bones (not your politics). Available (FREE!) at all great Humboldt newsstands on Thursday (3/28) and online by Friday (3/29) at humsenior.org under the Senior News tab. Or you could always throw us a bone and buy a subscription — 12 issues/year for just $36. Call and talk to Debbie (who is delightful on any topic whenever you want to talk to her) at 707-433-9747.

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Paul Modic
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Paul Modic
3 months ago

Why has this senior paper seemed to have been recently replaced by a more corporate-looking senior paper, from Sacramento, at clinics around the Northern Humboldt area?

HalfACenturianD
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HalfACenturian
3 months ago

Lovely to see something senior focused in local on-line media. Thank you.
Also, there are so many seniors who either didn’t get any silliness in childhood or not nearly enough or have lost their humor and it comes back to haunt us more in older years but most don’t talk about it. It would be so great if there were more mental health support for seniors such as outings, home visits, silliness activities (those in the paper are already adept obviously). Reading and online just isn’t as potent as in person and also consistent. So many elders are languishing in apartments especially, in homes too, with no one and very depressed. Suggestions like volunteering are often not an option and/or some of us have done so since teen years and know the benefits and have been caregivers in general and now need some care and with care could gain back some abilities and contributions lost to grief, despair, physical issues and isolation. Women who didn’t have children are some of the most alone though many with children complain of problems with their adult children too. Yes there are senior centers and meals on wheels and on FB elders aging alone (has word orphan in it) so many are despairing and need in person company, encouragement with someone who is more like a friend than a friendly stranger. When elderly, things like religion or lack of it, class, relocation and lower energy all make making friends difficult for many who were able in younger years or who never were so good at it but were not debilitated by it until old age.

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Paul Modic
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Paul Modic
3 months ago
Reply to  HalfACenturian

The Anderson Valley has an organization which addresses a lot of what you mention, ie, outreach for seniors.

Bug on a Windshield
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Bug on a Windshield
3 months ago

I may have to bite the bran bullet and pick up a copy of this issue. My wife and I have been trying to avoid it for awhile now.

“De gustibus non disputandum est,” ah, yes, of course. That ol’ phrase.

My Gra’ma always told me, “paint them a color and accept them that way.” I’ve learned to tolerate a lot of people that way.

She’d stand behind Grandpa’s Lay-Z-Boy shaking her head and rolling her eyes as he busted a gut over Benny Hill, but, boy howdy could she tell a joke with the most dead-pan face ever.

Remember folks, when my Irish eyes are smiling . . . they’re up to something.

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