Author: Joe Earle

Life on the Lake

The growth in the crowd of older adults in the area seems to be picking up speed. For instance, in Hall County, one of five counties that touch the lake, the population aged 65 and older grew by 53% from 2000 to 2010, rising from about 9% to about 11% of the total population, according to

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Learning to enjoy the view from the passenger’s seat

Now that I’m old enough to collect Social Security, I’ve come to realize that driving a car isn’t the necessary part of daily life I once thought it was. I stay home more, it’s true, but I can get around well enough depending only on the kindness of family members and friends and the ubiquity of Uber. In some ways I feel freer than I did when I was driving all the time.

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