You’re looking at the web page of the Old Times, Boulder City’s Senior Newspaper.
Writing for the paper for the last few years, we’ve come across a literal avalanche of print-outs, pamphlets, and press releases from a horde of different organizations all aimed at a senior audience.
It’s tough for folks to read all that literature and not be overwhelmed.
You start thinking that danger is around every corner — from that snack that could give you diabetes, to some scoundrel ready to take advantage, or even the family dog — ready to trip you up and break your hip.
Then there is all the advice that comes along. It seems that everybody and their uncle has to add their two cents about what pill to take, food to eat, show to watch, or dance step to perform to help old folks get older.
They may have forgotten that it took some wisdom to make it to one’s fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth or (God willing) tenth decade, and all that advice, is not always wanted or needed.
It reminds us of the French lady who lived past one hundred. When asked the secret of her longevity, she said she drank a glass of wine and smoked a cigarette every day. Go figure.
The Old Times is our attempt to distill as much useful information as possible into an easy to manage format, without lecturing, scaring or talking down to folks. Our readers value the paper, because we value them. In turn the Old Times is a valued resource for our advertisers.
David Copelan, Publisher, The Old Times Boulder City
David Copelan is an award winning reporter and graphic artist. His work has appeared in several Nevada and national publications including the Elko Daily Free Press, the Reno Gazette Journal, Nevada Magazine, USA Today, and Newsweek.