This is an invitation.

If you are between 60 and 120, or are between 50 and 60 and would like to get ready for the best years of your life, you are invited to join me and other Dedicadians in enjoying and promoting a true “paradigm shift.” WIKIPEDIA

Our Western culture has been stuck on a very old view of seniors for far too long, a view expressed by the current question that people ask: “How are we ever going to take care of our elderly?” 

I don’t know about you, but this question annoys me, and it is being asked more earnestly now that our Baby Boomers have reached maturity. 

We must set society straight about this notion that sees “advanced age” only as a loss.  We must teach people to recognize its potential as a rich time, one for enjoying the ripe fruit of our efforts. We can share that fruit with society and contribute in ways they haven’t begun to envision.

Dedicadians can preserve, harvest, improve, and share society’s best treasures.  So the Dedicadian’s answer to the question is quite clear.

Collectively, we have the wisdom, skills, and resources to correct the illusion.  We may ask: “How can we gracefully and kindly disabuse our children and the local and Federal governments of this fallacy, while we help to fix our communities and our system and to make them fair and fit for living once again?”

We need not mention how they got the way they are.


Dedicadians: the Second 60 Years

for Senior Citizens

Dedicadians: the Second 60 Years

An organization for people  60 to 120 years old who want to contribute their skills and experience, once again, and to back up to better health.

Sassy organizations concentrate on  benefits not profits.  They work differently to try to solve society’s problems.  They help Dedicadians take back the opportunities that should come with their skills and experience.  They help us take responsibility for backing up to better health.

Find out more . . .

The Water Cure

    When Dr. Fox, orthopedic surgeon for the Chicago Bears and the Northwestern University football team, examined my badly torn rectus femoris muscle — that’s the big front muscle of the thigh — he gave me two options. 

    He told me that striated muscle doesn’t suture well and that I would be in a body cast for a few months.  “Or you could swim every day and rehabilitate your thigh which could take about a year.”

    “But I'm not a swimmer,” I protested.

    “Then you’ll become one,” Dr. Fox said.

    I joined the “Y” and swam almost every day, and in less than a month the pain was gone. So I stopped taking the occasional aspirin.

    In just over six months the “dent” was nearly filled in and today you can’t tell unless you look real close. 

    I never became a trained swimmer, but I have gone back to the water again and again to heal major injuries, and to fix other health issues that have appeared.

    Today I swim a half mile five or six days a week and sometimes I get on a roll and swim every day for a month.

    I have a “swim routine” and I’m sharing both my story and the routine with all Dedicadians, whether you've ever been a swimmer or not. SEE the VIDEO



Left: “Woodland” by Lois Johnson          Middle Lower: Dedicadians #1 and #2 Jack and Melanie    Middle Upper:  “Swim for Life” — The “Water Cures”               Right: Placeholder from Missouri