As of Tuesday, February 6, 2018
SUNNYSIDE Deciding to take up writing as a hobby has quickly turned into an opportunity for a Granger man to explore his own approach to retirement.
John Clark, 69, who still works part-time, is the author of Seniors, are you Retiring or Recharging? Making the Most of your Senior Years.
Clark will share his reasons for becoming an author at a workshop to be held from 10 – 11 a.m. March 16 at the city community center, 1521 S. First St.
Clark wants people his age to dream big and to find ways to love life with value and purpose.
A motivational speaker, he hopes that by sharing his book he can be an encouragement to others approaching their “golden years.”
Clark said he wants people over 50 to re-examine how they think about spending the next 20 or 30 years of their life.
It doesn’t have to be spent in a rocking chair on the front porch, and Clark offers a quick read in his 62-page book filled with ideas to reinvent oneself.
He not only writes in his spare time, but finds time to maintain a global writing ministry, teaches driver’s education at a local high school and sings in a community choir.
Clearly, as an example, Clark practices what he proposes other retirement-age people can do with their vast wealth of talents.
Most people are living into their late 80s and 90s, he said.
There is a lot said about the new middle age, and some find out after they retired that they need something else to do to keep their minds busy.
In his book, the main theme encourages readers to draw on their years of experience.
There is no charge.