In my 17 years working with John Knox Village as a writer, photographer and graphic designer, I have been honored to have met hundreds of seniors who inspired me with their knowledge, wisdom, experience and talents. There are more than a few who stand out as truly inspiring in forging ahead, no matter the circumstances, or what others might have thought or said. These are seniors who have a plan and work to reach their goals. You might say they have a “bucket list” of things they want to do, people they want to meet, or places they want to visit in their lifetimes.
For these “bucketeers,” it’s not enough to live a long life, play bridge and sit in a rocking chair waiting for time to pass them by. They know what they want, and regardless of age they endeavor to reach the goal line of their “bucket list.”