Stephanie Davis, aka The Downtown Diva, is a fixture on the Southwest Florida arts and social scene. Beloved for her witty and interesting regular columns in Florida Weekly, she also is involved with the Fort Myers theater scene, both on stage and backstage as a director. Even the pandemic couldn’t slow her down, and she quickly launched online happy hours to keep people connected. Her story is also one of perseverance and overcoming a difficult childhood and young adulthood. She’ll inspire viewers to never stop searching for their perfect fit.
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GrandPad has created a product specifically for older adults to take high quality photos and share them with loved ones.
Creative expression is liberating, satisfying, and enhances our quality of life. It’s all about figuring out who we are and what we want to say and sharing it with the world in our own unique way. From fashion to photography to fitness, these fascinating folks over 50 are sharing their chosen creative outlets with their online communities.
Find out how the act of artistic creation exorcised the demons that had been haunting Audrey Phillips for a decade.
82-year-old Richard Thill serves as a Grand Advisor to a tech company called GrandPad, helping to get more seniors online and connected to loved ones.
As a medical doctor, photographer, mother, world traveler and FAA Certified Drone Pilot, Claire Johnson has many impressive attributes. Intelligence. Persistence. Determination. But her greatest characteristic might be this: staying open to the possibilities.
Arthur Brooks believes we can all be happy if we begin investing in our own “Happiness 401k.”
Studies have shown that listening to music can improve overall health and wellbeing as we age. GrandPad has developed a tablet specifically to help seniors get on the internet and easily find their favorite music.
Crafts today span everything from textiles, painting, quilting, weaving, cooking, baking, cake decorating, home decorating, to sewing, drawing and more. And nowadays, adults are embracing crafts as a pastime and as a great way to meet new people.
Marlon Hoffman describes passion as “an activity you do where you don’t look at the clock.” He shares why he thinks we should pursue our passions, no matter what.
Gaming isn’t an activity only meant for kids and young adults. There are great options of social video games that are easy to play at any age, and offer great opportunities to form intergenerational relationships.
Jean Banas is a 92-year-old abstract expressionist and a major surprise to many critics and collectors who make the ageist and sexist assumption that her dynamic and energetic paintings were created by a much younger man.
At the Balloon Festival in The Villages, hundreds of Floridians got the chance to see hot air balloons up close to reinforce the belief that we can always rise above whatever life throws our way.