Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • leonard nimoy 1967, american actor, 1960s television series, 1960s tv shows, 1960s sci fi series, star trek, spock, vulcan

    Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on the original Star Trek TV show, has passed away today Feb 27, 2015, at age 83, from complications from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). He will be missed by his 2nd wife Susan Bay, his two children, other family members and friends including former Star Trek co-stars George Takei and […]

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  • mash cast 1974, alan alda, captain hawkeye pierce, loretta swit, major margaret hot lips houlihan, larry linville, major frank burns, wayne rogers, trapper john, gary burghoff, cpl walter radar oreilly, mclean stevenson, lt col henry blake, 1970s sitcoms, emmy awards, 1970s television series, korean war

    Q1: What was the name of the M*A*S*H series finale episode which aired 32 years ago this week in 1983? Q2: What do the letters in the series title M*A*S*H stand for?  (1974 M*A*S*H Cast Photo: CBS Television eBay | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Surprisingly, M*A*S*H was almost cancelled in it’s first season (1st episode […]

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  • conan o'brien, senior tech lesson, google plus, grandchildren, seniors communication, team coco

     Another funny video from Team Coco on the mysteries of Google Plus for seniors, and “how not to” communicate and stay in touch with your grandchildren. Want more Conan Senior Tech Lessons? Conan’s Senior Tech Lession #1: How to Master Texting Conan’s Senior Tech Lession #2: Mastering “Twitter” and Social Media Conan Senior Tech Lesson […]

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  • julie andrews 1965, english actress, movie musicals, british american singer, the hills are alive, the sound of music, rogers and hammerstein, 1960s movie musicals

    Compare the original Julie Andrews film version with Lady Gaga singing The Sound of Music in a tribute to the film’s 50th anniversary, at the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony. Julie Andrews was 30 years old when she played Maria in The Sound of Music movie, opposite her Canadian leading man Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. […]

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  • george thorogood 1984, george thorogood birthday, delaware destroyers, bad to the bone, move it on over, one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer, marla thorogood, rio thorogood, jeff simon, roberto clemente league, longevity, aging, senior citizen, gibson guitar, rock and roll, blues guitar, boomer music

    Enjoy 3 great music videos from hard rocking bluesman George Thorogood, who turns 65 today, February 24. George Thorogood is electrifying in concert, below.    (George Thorogood Photo: YouTube | Capitol Theatre 1984 / Music Vault) He started playing guitar at age 20, in 1970…45 years later, he’s still playing guitar (the electric Gibson 125 is […]

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  • peter fonda 2009, american actor, 1960s movies, easy rider motorcycle movie, ulee's gold, senior citizen

    Easy Rider (1969) producer, co-writer and star Peter Fonda turns 75 today, February 23. He was born in 1940 in New York City to his father and legendary actor Henry Fonda, and Henry’s second wife, Canadian-born Frances Ford Seymour (a descendant of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour).  Right, senior citizen Peter Fonda forever cool in […]

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  • New Village Retirement Home is a safe and welcoming retirement community and residence for seniors who require assistance with certain daily tasks but want to stay active and benefit from a holistic approach to care, with access to 24 hour support. Providing independence and security for older adults, New Village Retirement Home in Stoney Creek […]

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  • barney miller cast 1977, 1970s tv show, 1970s sitcom, actors, hal linden, captain barney miller, abe vigoda, phil fish, max gail, wojo wojciehowicz, ron glass, ron harris, jack soo, nick yemana, boomer television, seniors

    Q1:  What was the name of the semi-autobiographical novel Detective (and would be author) Nathan Harris (played by Ron Glass), eventually published? Q2: Who was the gambler on Barney Miller?  (Barney Miller 1977 Cast Photo: ABC Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) From 1975 to 1983 the Barney Miller sitcom starred lead actor Hal […]

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  • styx, dennis deyoung, chuck panozzo, john panozzo, lawrence gowan, babe, come sail away, seniors

    Enjoy two classic Styx tunes ….Chicago twin brothers John (drums) and Chuck Panozzo (guitar) and neighbour Dennis DeYoung (vocals & keyboard) were young teenagers when they first got together in 1961 to form a band, eventually graduating to playing at high schools, and frat parties while in university. In 1972 they were signed to Wooden […]

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  • ruth rendell novelist, baroness rendell of babergh, CBE ruth rendell, chief inspector reginald wexford, barbara vine, female genital mutilation act 2003, stroke, retirement, aging, hip replacement, seniors, grandchildren

    Update: Ruth Rendell died on May 2, 2015. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and Baroness Rendell of Babergh, of Aldeburgh in the County of Suffolk, author Ruth Rendell turns 85 on February 17 2015. Born in London, England in 1930, Ruth Rendell is a master of the British police procedural, suspense and […]

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