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.
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.
The Utah Health Department regularly receives information about disease and mortality to monitor and address the health and wellness of residents of the state. Using this information, we can compare health problems and health care use across time. This report also examined this information within the challenging year of 2020, looking at different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic