Frances and her husband Carl are happily leading a good life in a small town in Georgia just a quick drive from a famous golf course in Augusta. Actually the “drive” is a play on words, meaning a short trip by a car not a fast swing from a tee, since in this case we’re talking about a members-only golf club with a membership fee somewhere up in the stratosphere.
The couple is leading a healthy and fulfilling life in the golden years of their nearly five decades of marriage, enjoying retirement in the quaint town of Evans in eastern Georgia on the Savannah River. And although they’ve walked the famous golf course many times over the years to watch the masters of the game compete, Frances and Carl find joy and fulfillment in a life defind by much bigger things than the game of golf, specifically being of service to others and being guided by an abiding religious faith.
“I’ve lived my life serving others and inspiring others to lead a Christian fulfilled life,” says Frances, now going on 65 years of age and nearly five years retired from her lifelong profession as a classroom teacher. Evidence of her dedication to education includes the remarkable accomplishment of having earned a doctorate in instructional leadership.
These days Frances and Carl dote on their two grandchildren and maintain a strong network of friends. She gets in a good 2.5-mile walk three times a week and makes sure they eat healthy meals. “We enjoy dinners with friends and sharing time together. So yes, retirement is wonderful, and I am blessed to have reached the golden years,” Frances reports.
As with many folks experiencing both the rewards and the challenges of growing older, she and her husband began noticing their memories weren’t as sharp.
“We started using Prevagen the beginning of this year,” she explains. “It has helped me remember all sorts of things better. No more brain fog!”
From the vantage point of having lived a good life into her golden years, Frances serves up the same sort of useful advice that a good caddy might whisper in the ear of even a master golfer. “My advice for leading a good life is to not worry about anything,” she says. “Turn your worries over to God. Eat healthy foods, get rest, bring joy to others and do some form of exercise to stay active. Be happy and enjoy life because life is short.”
Now all you have to do is keep your eye on the ball and swing.