Podcast: Camp Codger

Bah Humbug—Return of the Grinch

Bah Humbug, return of the Grinch, and here comes Gary Ebersole to ruin whatever Christmas joy is left. We all know that Ebenezer Scrooge says, Bah Humbug. The Grinch means Christmas is in danger. Then there’s Gary Ebersole, co-host of Camp Codger and hater of the holiday season, Christmas shopping, and pretty much everything that…

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Holiday Loneliness

Yes, Holiday Loneliness is a real thing–especially for seniors during the most festive season of the year. Here’s what you can do about it. You know that Andy Williams song that we hear from Thanksgiving Day all the way through Christmas? The name of the song is, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”…

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Christmas Fun with Grandkids

How to have Christmas fun with grandkids– and a year-round guide to making memories with your grandchildren from Camp Granny author, Sharon Lovejoy. Happy holiday season! We interviewed Sharon Lovejoy in the summer about her wonderful book, Camp Granny. If there’s an expert on how to have fun with kids and grandkids, it’s Sharon. She’s…

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Codger Retirement Stories

This week, the codgers tell their retirement stories. Did they retire at 65? Retirement planning, new hobbies, how to enjoy retirement, and more. If you’re a subscriber to Camp Codger, you already know about the survey we emailed last week. We asked subscribers to tell us which topics they wanted to hear about on the…

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Has Amazon Ruined Holiday Shopping?

You might be right if you think Amazon has ruined holiday season shopping. Or not. Holiday season shopping used to mean going downtown or to the shopping mall to buy Christmas and Hanukkah gifts for friends and family. But now, Amazon and online shopping have made buying gifts from your smart phone or laptop computer…

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Codger Travel Trips

Codger travel trips and vacation adventures abound as the hosts of the Camp Codger podcast return from their travels. Vacation travel and adventures pulled all three of the Camp Codger hosts from homes simultaneously. Jet-setter Randy Schultz spent several days in Rome and then embarked on a long cruise across the Atlantic with his wife…

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How to Be Happy

Learn the Nine Secrets to How to Be Happy and Have the Best Life Possible. The “happiness study,” which is actually called the Harvard Study of Adult Development, has followed more than 700 men and now their families from the 1930s until today. The goal of the study is to learn the keys to a…

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What Happened in 1980

What happened in 1980? According to Gary, not much. But that’s not a fair measure of what happened in that year. At our age, we know all too well that every year can be eventful. For some, the 1980 presidential election was the most meaningful event of the year. Incumbent Jimmy Carter was defeated by…

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The Golden Bachelor and Senior Dating

How a Prime Time TV show called The Golden Bachelor has brought Senior Dating into the Spotlight. If you haven’t heard about The Golden Bachelor show on ABC-TV, you don’t watch television. Or surf the Internet, or read newspapers. It seems everybody over the age of 60 is talking about The Golden Bachelor. Seemingly overnight,…

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Seniors Love E-Bikes

Do seniors love e-bikes? If you ask Randy Schultz, Richard Kipling, and Gary Ebersole the answer is clear. Absolutely! In the last decade, the use of e-bikes for outdoor fun and as a non-polluting alternative to cars has exploded. And in big cities, e-bikes have become the de facto vehicle for home delivery services. Order…

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