CAFCI

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mature Content: Aging well in the mountains

    By Nancy Roen

    For me, this time of year is a time for counting blessings, remembering over 50 years ago when I lived in Colorado and visited Carbondale and sent down tap roots. I was struck then by the similarities between the landscape and ethos of the area with the… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: Cherishing the Golden Years

    This month’s columnist, Larry Bogatz, writes about what it’s like being old in Carbondale. He’s luckier than most, he tells us, because he has means that translate into options. Still, the choices can be heart-wrenching. After reading his story, imagine yourself in a similar situation (unless you are already there). Willread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: Not-so-special needs

    The Carbondale (AARP) Age-Friendly Community Initiative (CAFCI) works to help make Carbondale friendlier for people of all ages. Sue Zislis, a retired physical therapist, is a member of Senior Matters’ Board of Directors and CAFCI’s steering committee. Promoting Universal Design principles has been a rewarding part of her career. –Ron… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    From a great granddaughter

    When things go as we want, our last developmental task is making sense of the life we lived, weaving that sense into something approaching wisdom and passing it along to the generations following us. Now, it is their privilege and obligation to lead. We have moved to the rear,read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: My next-to-last

    By Niki Delson

    Imagine watching a scene in a movie that takes place on the picturesque white chalk cliffs of East Sussex, England. Near the edge of the cliff stands Grace, a deeply-depressed, self-absorbed woman who has recently learned that her husband of 29-years is divorcing her and

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  • Locations: News Published

    News Analysis: Civil case complicates conversation

    By James Steindler

    Well, it happened. The community got its chance to join in on the conversation about the Michael Francisco case and ask burning questions to Town officials. While the intention of transparency was there, it was significantly hindered by the officials heeding limitations ofread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: Dreaming wasn’t enough

    This is the third column in CAFCI’s series about racism. Two months ago, Ron Kokish wrote about how racism affected his family and the iconic nature of Michael Francisco’s Xmas Eve arrest. Last month, Jon Riger told us about racism among fish. This month Bella Fabella, a retiredread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Mature Content: There’s something fishy about racism

    Last month CAFCI Leader Ron Kokish wrote about racism: his own, his family’s and our Town’s. This month, musician John Paul Riger discusses racism as a natural phenomenon and reminds us that nature doesn’t always know best.

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  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mature Content: The birthday

    By Larry Bogatz

    I was born on Feb. 11, 1938. I don’t typically see my birthday as a day for which I am to be congratulated, since I did not have much to do with the original event. Others played much more significant roles, especially my mother, father and the… read more →