Author: Donna Williams Lewis

OLLI Instructor Crusades Against ‘Aging in Place’

The 82-year-old retired CEO, volunteer history teacher and folk musician became a super advocate of senior residences after his 2014 move to one of them with his wife, Ginny. “It’s like a cruise ship that never leaves the dock,” he says, of their current home. The couple downsized from a 2,800-square-foot, three-story condo to a 1,200-square-foot Buckhead apartment featuring a wide range of activities, excursions, a restaurant-style dining room and a happy hour area.

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Get Your (Board) Game On!

It can take a little digging to find them, but board game groups and events are popping up across metro Atlanta in libraries, comic book shops, game stores, bars, senior centers, recreation centers, churches and other locations.

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Furkids: Transfurring love across state lines

Atlanta-based Furkids is going the extra mile — actually, lots of extra miles — to help put a dent in Georgia’s animal euthanasia rates. Last year, the 17-year-old group launched its TransFUR animal transport service, a program that is picking up unwanted animals from high-kill shelters across Georgia and sending them to no-kill animal shelters in northern states, where there is high demand for adoptable animals and a low inventory of them.

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