Strutting their stuff at the 2016 Seniors/Baby Boomer Expo

Exhibitors offered information on everything from Medicare enrollment to health care, family reunion planning and continuing education.

A daylong celebration of the 50-plus crowd

Thousands of seniors and baby boomers are expected to descend on the Mall at Stonecrest on Oct. 15 for a day of activities portraying them at their best.

Seniors tap Into Fountain of Youth with programs delivering fitness, focus and fun

When he encourages seniors to move, Tyrone Bailey, Lou Walker Senior Center's fitness director, can be tough. Bailey tells them they’re in the fourth quarter of the game, with no time outs left. “So what are we going to do ...

Savvy seniors can save dough and stretch fixed incomes with discounts

Aging comes with a lot of perks – discounts on meals at restaurants, clothes, and admission to attractions and venues, but a las, lots of merchants who offer these special deals for seniors, are not always big on promoting them. ...

Seniors smashing more than stereotypes at Lou Walker Senior Center

Mildred Pope knew she hadn't found her tai chi class when she walked into a room full of people kicking and punching at Lou Walker Senior Center. Wondering what the heck was going on, Pope was about to leave when ...

Model students will show off ageless style, grace on runway

When Icon Models owner Jan Reynolds was asked to teach modeling to seniors she accepted the surprising offer, but only on a trial basis. She wondered how many Lou Walker Senior Center members might actually sign up. All doubt vanished ...

Deep-voiced vocalist to bring Old School music to expo

Professional balladeer E. Walter Smith was banned from singing in every choir he belonged to at the age of 10 when his voice changed. He compensated by learning to lip sync and focused on his band playing bass guitar and ...

Embrace regular physical activity for a better quality of life

Americans are living longer than ever before, and many are discovering that they don't have to live it out in rocking chair. Nationwide, more than 46 million Americans are 60 years old and by choosing healthy lifestyles they are improving ...

Who we are - key demographics of the 55-plus crowd

Older adults in the DeKalb and the Atlanta region love living here and are embracing fitness, keeping on top of their blood pressure, volunteering and embracing life.

Emcee Jazzy Jan Martin has never seen a mic she didn't love

Jan Martin grew up an only child in a family of adoring adults. When she was a ham for the spotlight, the adults around her nurtured her confidence with applause and encouragement. “Everything I did and said, they thought it ...

Mime to transport expo audience with his performances

When your moniker is “The Chozen 1” you have to bring it every time and that is exactly what mime Antonio Hinton does in his performances. At the CrossRoadsNews Oct. 15 Seniors/Baby Boomers Expo at the Mall at Stonecrest, he ...

The Beulah Boys now dancing with a purpose

Since their inception in 2009, the Beulah Boys have been line dancing just to entertain. This year, not anymore. After three of the group's eight members – Herbert Jackson, 77, Chico Hill and Jerry Heard, both 65 – have battled ...

Homegoing service set for SWD coach Michael Tanks

Family, friends and the Southwest DeKalb High School community will say their goodbyes to head coach Michael Tanks on Aug. 13.

Conservatory of Dance engaging mind, body and spirit

After 30 years of teaching dance, Michelle Douglas, founder and artistic director of the Conservatory of Dance and Fine Arts, is now working with the children of some of her former students.

Jenae's Dance Experience heading toward an amazing year

Over the past year, Jenae’s Dance Experience Performing Arts Studio has quadrupled in space, doubled in students and started a competition dance team that takes first place everywhere it goes.