Art of Aging: 'Best Day of my Life'

Watch the report from Action News' Lisa Thomas Laury
April 24, 2014 9:48:41 AM PDT
Inspired by her grandmother's life story, Benita Cooper began a writing group and blog for both seniors and young people.

She calls it "The Best Day of My Life (so far)."

"I believe that isolation isn't just a senior problem," said Benita.

Her blog offers online companionship.

"With social media helping out, those conversations can get bigger and more dynamic," said Benita.

Everyone has a story to tell.

Hattie Lee Ellerve and Mo McCooper attend the class. They read their personal stories to the group.

Benita says, "...there's stories about civil rights and war...one hour a week and it opens up doors to a million worlds."

"The Best Day of My Life (so far)" is going national with groups all across the country.

To learn about other opportunities for seniors, click on Art of Aging.


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