Joe Vivion: Who needs Geritol? Not retirees

January 18, 2014 

Modesto makes another list: No. 3 on the least desirable cities in which to retire in the United States. ModBee’s editorial (“Modesto joins biggies on new list,” Our View, Jan. 11) playfully makes reference to a “lack of shuffleboard courts” and the availability of Depends adult diapers and Geritol. That’s really snarky, and an insult to seniors and retirees in general.

Most retirees in Modesto (myself included) don’t usually play shuffleboard while wearing adult diapers and swilling Geritol! (Conjures up an interesting mental image doesn’t it?) However, you can find any number of active, civic-minded retirees volunteering throughout the community doing things that benefit everyone.

JOE VIVION

Modesto

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