PGA HOPE is a year round golf program for all military veterans, designed to enhance their rehabilitation and assimilation back into society. “HOPE is an acronym for Helping Our Patriots Everywhere,” Hunt says.
“We use golf as an additional rehabilitation widget,” Hunt says. The HOPE program provides all veterans with free golf instruction taught by local PGA Professionals.
“They’re smiling, they’re they’re joking, they’re not worrying,” Hunt says of what this program does for veterans. PGA REACH, the regional PGA Sections, and PGA Professionals partner with local VA hospitals and military installations to initiate this program.
To learn more, head over to the New Jersey Golf Foundation website.
The “Your Best Age is Now” author tells Adubato that finding a life after retirement is healthy, as opposed settling in and doing nothing.
“People at midlife and beyond really need to find their purpose,” Ludwig says. She goes on to say that such people need to do something that they feel is meaningful in order to feel fulfilled, happy, and healthy.
She says that if someone wants to retire and travel the world, that is great. “But, the economic truth is that most of us are not going to be able to do that.”
To learn more about Dr. Robi Ludwig and “Your Best Age is Now,” head over to her website.
Hoyte says that the homeless demographic is changing drastically. “Years ago, the focus was on single men. Now, we’re seeing women with children, adolescent youth,” she says. “The people that are falling into homelessness are people like you and I.”
Can homelessness be one check away? “There are individuals that lose their jobs, and they don’t have enough savings to get them to their next paycheck,” Hoyte explains.” “That’s what catapults them into homelessness.”
To learn more about Project Connect at Bridges Outreach, check out their website.