A design for a small business group within Rural System or elsewhere. Your advice and ideas are sought. Contact rhgiles [at] ruralsystem dot com.
(Maybe Old Geezers ... A Group for Folks of Advanced Age)
Our motto (whichever one that we can remember) ...
We still know some stuff.
Use it before you loose it.
No one has read the minutes of the last meeting!
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Here is one place that they try to offer it. Here are
Each person on the list has volunteered to try to be of help. If you have a serious question or request for help, maybe one of these old guys ("guys" is male female or other) may be able to help or knows someone, or knows where to look for the answers.
They paid a small fee, part of which went to support Rural Systems and the blooming spirit of an eastern Tennessee and western Virginia community. The other part went to get this web site up and running and to keep it running. Part of the fee goes to a baseball cap with and Old Codgers' insignia (essential these days, you know).
Each person completed a form, only filling in the answers as they desired. The members have been grouped a little, but the best way to see if you can get help is to use the "Search" command at the top of your screen. Look for key words, names, places.
See www.Eldercare.gov for planned expansions and special use.
Members have a lasting invitation to The Old Codgers' Place, a unit of The Camps Group of Rural System
Camp Concept: The Old Codgers' Place
Under development ..Ideas
Advertisements (see all in AARP and sell ad to AARP); Allied products for hat and other items; link to Memorials group; announce special tours; offer a carved cane handle from the Sculptors, clothing from Outfits; CD services from Hayward Shepard; and an Anti-falls project
See RuraLives, a proposed enterprise to conserve the most precious resource, the knowledge of the experienced person.
See Ancestry.com for potential collaboration.
See Elder Wisdom Circle (since 2002) providing advice from elders 60+ . In 2007 it had 500 volunteers answering 5000 requests/queries per month.
See Elderly past 60
Perhaps you will share ideas with me about some of the topic(s) above .
Robert H. Giles, Jr.
July 3, 2005