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Guest Writers Blog

This blog presents the ideas and creative thinking of some of Utah's talented older adult writers. Their submissions are to inform and entertain, not to present policy or opinion positions of the Utah Commission on Aging.  Enjoy. 

Planning Together for Living with Dementia

Patty Schwab

As a recent graduate of University of Utah’s Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, I recently completed my master’s project. I had hoped to find a way to cover what to expect with dementia and how to plan for future care in a way that would make it more accessible to people facing one of the greatest challenges that life can offer.

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A World Record for the Ages

Junior Bounous skiing

Age 95 years and 224 days, to be exact. That’s the age of legendary Utah ski instructor Junior Bounous on April 5 when he entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest heli-skier. He did it via a Powderbird Helicopter atop 11, 489-foot American Fork Twin Peaks, the highest point on the Little Cottonwood Canyon Ridge.

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We've all been punched in the face. Time to counterpunch

Woman practicing boxing

There’s no doubt it’s been a crappy year, even though it looks like things are starting to look up. We’ve all been battered by a microorganism we can’t even see. Businesses have shut down, people have lost jobs, we’ve all been isolated from loved ones…and so on. Pretty rough, huh?

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Last Updated: 11/18/21