Our latest issue of 50 Plus spotlights people in the Santa Cruz community who are challenging stereotypes about aging in incredible ways.
First, Richard Stockton’s story of isolating in the pandemic, learning to change his breathing, and discovering he can’t live without his comedy reveals how creativity burns bright throughout our lives. Not only does the story of Patricia Grube, the 97-year-old poet who has two new books, reinforce the point, but in one of those books, Then and Now, Grube directly challenges the ageism in our culture. Finally, local photographer Jana Marcus is making the world look at women over 50 in a whole different way with her latest project—and perhaps even more importantly, making them look at themselves differently, as well. We hope you enjoy this issue!
STEVE PALOPOLI | EDITOR
- A Boomer in Lockdown
- Poet and Playwright Patricia Grube Pushes Back Against Conventional Ideas About Aging
- The Power of Jana Marcus’ ‘50 Over 50’ Portrait Project
- Senior Guide