Did you know that May is Older Americans Month? Of course you didn’t, because you’re way too young to know about those types of things. You may want to rethink that. Older Americans are having more fun nowadays than most of young whippersnappers. Words like “curfew,” “timeout,” ”grounded” and “zits” have no meaning in their lives.
They also can enjoy most of the thrills that the younger generations experience. Let’s be honest. Most elders are so way past doing wheelies on their Harley …
But this Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. a core group of the “experienced Americans” (aka The Senior Source) will celebrate the end of May by “taking over The Windstorm Roller Coaster at Summer Adventures in Fair Park” for “Get Ready To Roll. . . It’s NOT all Downhill.” For $50, “thrill seekers age 50 and older” can ride the roller coaster and take part in Fair Park’s Summer Adventures the rest of the day. For the non-roller-coaster-riders it’s just $25. Proceeds from the event will go to The Senior Source.
Some of those scheduled to be rolling are 86-year-old Linus Wright, 73-year-old Larry Gekiere, 60-year-old Susan Wilson and 58-year-old Jan Mason.
Ticket registration ends Friday, so get rolling.