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Bev Patterson Frier

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Bev Patterson Frier was co-founder of the Senior Task Force with Karen Courney. Their efforts led to RAN, Ride Assist Naperville. Bev hails from Anderson, Ind., but the dedicated arts enthusiast boasts that Naperville is her family.

Senior Voices – What to do?

I hope all of you, especially seniors, are being sensible about avoiding contracting the virus— and, more importantly, not infecting others. My kids have...

Senior Voices – Basketball memories

Last month was Mother’s Day and this month is Father’s Day. In my past, my hubby always wanted to watch some special sport on...

Senior Voices – I don’t understand

Mother’s Day is always a special day in the year. Because of a variety of viruses and childhood illnesses, mothers have always been there...

Senior Voices – From pencils and pens to scams and cell phones

I recently attended a Senior Expo at the Sheraton Hotel and it was, as always, very worthwhile. If you ever need more pencils or...

Senior Voices – Nothing is for free

This coming month is tax time. And we all cringe to pay our taxes in April. Yet, so many things in Naperville make it...

Senior Voices – Volunteer to be happy

This month is Valentine’s Day. This is the month one is supposed to let others know how much they are appreciated – and loved....

Senior Voices – I am changing my mind!

Mark Puknaitis, our Naperville Fire Chief, is on a mission of Community Risk Reduction. He emphatically states, “Don’t be afraid to call the ambulance.” Some...

Senior Voices – True Confession

As some of you know, our Senior Task Force has been on a mission to not use the cement bumpers in front of parking...

Senior Voices – Getting your car ready for winter

By Jim Hill Winter weather will soon be upon us. It’s time to prepare your car for winter driving. Here a few tips from AARP. Make...

Senior Voices – Senior Task Force honors volunteers

Our Senior Task Force had recently decided to honor a senior citizen of the year with an award for all the contributions they do...

Senior Voices – Hearing aid stores

When my husband Bill was living, he was showing significant signs of not hearing well and always said it was because I mumbled. But...

Senior Voices – HELP WANTED

After my fall over a car-stop bumper in a hotel parking lot, I’ve learned many other people have tripped over them, too. I had...

Senior Voices – 50 YEARS AGO: THE SETTLEMENT

I started my first piano and organ store in Naperville in 1967. Dutch Beidelman was building a new store at 7 W. Jackson. My...

Senior Voices – Library

Did you know our local library has two distinguished ratings? It has a 5 Star category, the top level there is. But more importantly...

Senior Voices – Cherish and share fond memories

Since Easter came so late this year, I was reminded all during April that everyone has fond memories of a favorite Easter. I have...

Senior Voices – It’ll be a really good SHOE

Good News! Our Housing Commission finalized their recommendation to the City Council that the 5th Ave. development include a minimum of 20 percent affordable...

Senior Voices: Post Office – Vote – Ben Franklin 284

Where have I been? How did this escape me? When did our postage go up in price? I have a big box of 8.5...

Senior Voices – Sweethearts

February is the month for sweethearts. Hopefully, everyone has sweethearts – your parents, kids, friends, mates, etc. I just had a nice meeting with our...

Senior Voices – 2019 Wants

Where did 2018 go? Have you noticed the older you get, the faster the time goes? It is like a roll of toilet paper....

Senior Voices – Holiday mood

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. Reason? Because people are in a cheerful, happy mood. Most of them. There are, of...

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