Images of Aging Photographers Tell the Stories behind the Images of Aging Photos – Samantha McIntyre

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Images of Aging Photographers Tell the Stories behind their Photos – Samantha McIntyre

Now it is time for our Images of Aging contest winners to tell “the rest of the story” about their photograph! Over the last few days our student photographers gave their extended caption for the photos they submitted to our contest!


Here is the extended caption from Samantha McIntyre’s photo, Living That Beach Life

Samantha McIntyre Living That Beach Life

Samantha McIntyre, Living That Beach Life, Color Category, Honorable Mention, – click on the photo to see full resolution

 

“After an early morning of smoothie bowls and walking around Encinitas, California, Beverly and Bob McIntyre, aka Mimi and Papa, took the grandchildren out for a swim at the beach to enjoy a little sun. This is one of the rare moments of Papa sitting down because he’s always in the water and catching the every wave, despite his struggle with diabetes. Mimi, on the other hand, loves relaxing and learning about the newest design trends that she can use in her side job as an interior designer. When she’s not hanging out with her family or designing, she is traveling the world as a missionary or working at her local church as a women’s pastor. They have been married for 54 years and still manage to make each other smile everyday.”

 

Samantha’s photo earned Honorable Mention in the Color category.  Continued congratulations, Samantha!  

 

 

#PGCACU

 

To read all extended captions, click here

 

 


 

Images of Aging Photographers Tell the Stories behind the Images of Aging Photos – Caitlin Walker

0 Commentsby   |  05.01.18  |  Images of Aging

Images of Aging Photographers Tell the Stories behind their Photos – Caitlin Walker

Now it is time for our Images of Aging contest winners to tell “the rest of the story” about their photograph! Over the next few days our student photographers give their extended caption for the photos they submitted to our contest!


Here is the extended caption from Caitlin Walker’s photo, “The Smile That Never Fades

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Caitlin Walker,  Black and White Category, “The Smile That Never Fades” – click on the photo to see full resolution

“When I was growing up, my great grandfather would drive up in his tan Chevrolet after school to pick my sister and I up and take us to have cookies and milk with our great grandmother until we were able to go home when our father got off work. Our after school activities would consist of roaming through the garden, playing the harmonica, reading fairy tales, and of course.. sugar cookies and milk with our homework. He constantly gave his time and effort into demonstrating love to us girls. My grandpa Walker is a man who is full of laughter and joy for life. Serving over 40+ years in the Navy as an E6 Sailor, he has dedicated his life to service, my grandmother, family and the Lord. He never failed to smile and demonstrate such joy. After losing my grandmother, he still has continued to prioritize joy over his life and has given that gift to me. Through any thing that life brings you, God never fails to give you a reason to smile and to never let it fade, so just smile.” 

Caitlin’s photo earned 1st place in the Black and White category.  Continued congratulations, Caitlin! 

 

 

#PGCACU

 

To read all extended captions, click here

 


 

Images of Aging Photographers Tell the Stories behind their Photos – Krista Masci

0 Commentsby   |  04.25.18  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging

Images of Aging Photographers Tell the Stories behind their Photos – Krista Masci

Now it is time for our Images of Aging contest winners to tell “the rest of the story” about their photograph! Over the next few days our student photographers give their extended caption for the photos they submitted to our contest!


Here is the extended caption from Krista Masci’s photo, “Aging in Full Color

Krista Masci, Color Category “Aging In Full Color” – click on the photo to see full resolution

“My grandmother, Wynell, pictured at age 79 now 80, attends a painting class each week with four or five other individuals, where the first 20 minutes are spent sharing snacks and stories of the last week. She is painting an African design from a textile that she brought purchased when she lived in Guinea, where she lived off and on for a few years until April 2016, teaching speech pathology to a missionary family.  What I love about this photo are the many textures: Patterns, canvas, hair, paint, color, and skin combining together to create a mosaic of the lives lived together, friends nearby working in community.” 

Krista’s photo earned 1st place in the Color category.  Continued congratulations, Krista! 

#PGCACU

 

 

To read all extended captions, click here

 

 

 


 

Images of Aging Photographers Tell the Stories behind their Photos- Emily Adams

1 Commentby   |  04.23.18  |  GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging

Now it is time for our Images of Aging contest winners to tell “the rest of the story” about their photograph! Over the next few days our student photographers give their extended caption for the photos they submitted to our contest!


 

Here is the extended caption from Emily Adams’ photo, My ‘Spec-tacular’ Granddad.

Emily Adams
Mobile Category, “My Spec-Tacular Granddad” –click on the photo to see full resolution


“This is my granddad, Lee. I am entering this photo into the mobile category under the title “My ‘Spec-tacular’ Granddad.” My granddad is 77 years-old, and the absolute kindest person I know. He is a retired school bus driver, and avid YMCA attendee. He and my Nana have been married for over 40 years, and have raised 8 children and many of their grandchildren. After 3 bouts of cancers of differing kinds, 2 knee replacement and 1 hip replacement surgeries, I am completely convinced that he is a superhero. His love for his family and his love for God emanate from him in a tangible way. His positivity and laughter are contagious. He is the most beloved granddad in the world!”

 

 

 

 

 

Emily’s photo earned 1st place in the Mobile category.  Continued congratulations, Emily! 

 

 

#PGCACU

 

To read all extended captions, click here.  

 


 

Retirement Celebration for Dr. Pruett

0 Commentsby   |  04.20.18  |  Announcements, Intergenerational Focus, News

Dr. Charlie Pruett’s retirement celebration included tributes, memories, fellowship, and loads of smiles and hugs! 

Over 70 people visited the windowed atrium of the Williams Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 18 from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Senior Emily Adams, presented Dr. and Mrs. Pruett with a video tribute from current and former students. Dr. Lynette Sharp-Pena and Dr. Suzie Macaluso spoke about Dr. Pruett’s years of service and mentoring. Several students attended along with faculty, church friends, and members of the Abilene community. 

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Please feel free to leave a comment for Dr. Pruett – have photos to share? Email them to gero@acu.edu

 

 


 

Images of Aging 2017 – 2018 Photo Contest Winners Announced

0 Commentsby   |  04.19.18  |  Uncategorized

Images of Aging 2017 – 2018 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Our Images of Aging Photo Contest drew many entries in the categories of Black & White, Color, and Mobile.  Awards were presented yesterday at the Images of Aging Recognition Luncheon and Retirement Celebration for Dr. Charlie Pruett at the Williams Performing Arts Center.

For the Images of Aging Photo Contest, ACU students across campus were encouraged to take and submit photographs that included at least one person who is 60 years of age or older.  These photos are also available online on our PGC blog.

Students, Please consider joining this elite group of photographers from all disciplines who appreciate the older adults in their lives and enjoy the digital photography! 

All who entered are winners because they captured a moment in the lives of aging adults. Here are the photos of the  judges choices in each category.


Category: Black & White, 1st Place

 

Caitlin Walker                                                  Black and White Category                             “The Smile That Never Fades”

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Category: Color, 1st Place

Krista Masci                                                     Color Category                                                  “Aging In Full Color”

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Category: Mobile, 1st Place

Emily Adams
Mobile Category                                                    “My Spec-Tacular Granddad”

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Category: Mobile, Honorable Mention

Samantha McIntyre                                            Mobile Category                                                  “Living That Beach Life”

 

Congratulations Samantha, Emily, Krista, and Caitlin! 


Special thanks to Laura Kemp and Donna Hester, from the Department of Theater,  and Teena Kincaid for their help with our luncheon and photograph staging. 

 

#PGCACU

 


 

2017 – 2018 Images of Aging Photo Contest Submissions

0 Commentsby   |  03.20.18  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging

Thank you to our gifted student photographers for this years’ submissions!  These submissions reflect the theme of “Active Aging.” Here are their entries!    #PGCACU~~~


 

Courtney Moog                              Color Category                                        “My Beautiful Grandmother”

 

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Brittany Taylor                               Color Category                                “Dancing Queen”

 

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Sunni Zamora                                              Mobile Category                                                    “The 2 Firsts”

 

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Sierra N. Gonzalez
Black and White Category
“Mamma Short teaching equality kindness and respect to generations of children”

 

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Miller Lowry                        Mobile Category
“Beauty and Strength”

 

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Michelle Cottingham                                        Black and White Category                  “Generational Joy”

 

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McKenna Stankiewicz                              Mobile Category                                                   “One Last Shot”

 

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Tyler Ziemann                       Mobile Category                            “Fine As Wine”

 

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Katie Hachen
Color Category                                                     “High Aims”

 

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Hannah Davis                                              Mobile Category                                                  “Silver Bullet”

 

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Ethan Craft                                        Color Category                                          “Gentle Grandmother”

 

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Casey Flow                                                        Color Category                                                “Fishing”

 

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Ashley Stirman
Mobile Category                              “Generations”

 

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Krista Masci                                                                      Color Category                                                                    “Aging In Full Color”

 

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Emily Adams
Mobile Category                                            “My Spec-tacular Granddad”

 

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Samantha McIntyre                  Mobile Category                         “Living That Beach Life”

 

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Caitlin Walker                                          Black And White Category                      “The Smile That Never Fades”

 

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Staff Share: (non-contest)

Linda Kemp
“My Favorite 100 Year-Old”

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Helen Teague, Louise With Louise, 1988

Helen Teague                                                    “Louise With Louise, 1988”

 


 

 

 

 

Town Hall Meeting Photo Collage

0 Commentsby   |  03.20.18  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, #PGCTSHL, Intergenerational Focus, Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

Here are just a few of the wonderful photos taken at the Town Hall Meeting.

 

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Gallery created by Emily Adams


 

Rep Stan Lambert to Speak at the PGC Town Hall Meeting February 6

0 Commentsby   |  01.31.18  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, #PGCTSHL, Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Intergenerational Focus

This week, the spotlight turns to our upcoming PGC/ACU Town Hall Meeting! Everyday, we will focus on a feature of the exciting event, expected to draw five generations of Texas citizens to Hunter Welcome Center on February 6, 2018.


We have received confirmation from both Robyn Wertheim and Barbara Lampert that Representative Stan Lambert, of House District 71 will attend the Town Hall meeting. Lambert a Republican from Abilene, is serving in his first term in the Texas House of Representatives. He represents Taylor, Nolan, and Jones Counties and sits on the House Energy Resources Committee, Defense and Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and the Texas Sunset Advisory.

 

Rep. Lambert was born and raised in Abilene and graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1975. Rep. Lambert was sworn into the Texas House on January 10, 2017, after winning the November 2016 general election.

Please join us February 6, 2018 and lend your voice, because, as our Theme states, Your Voice Matters!

Our event hashtag is #PGCTSHL

See more information at these hashtags:  #PGCACU   and the archived hashtag #TSHLPGC

 


 

 


We are hoping to see YOU at the PGC Town Hall Meeting!

0 Commentsby   |  01.30.18  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, #PGCTSHL, Announcements, Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

This week, the spotlight turns to our upcoming PGC/ACU Town Hall Meeting! Everyday, we will focus on a feature of the exciting event, expected to draw five generations of Texas citizens to Hunter Welcome Center on February 6, 2018 (one week from today)~please call us at PGC (x2350) to reserve your spot!

Today, we fondly remember Chris Kyker, who envisioned the event, first held six years ago at the ACU Hunter Welcome Center. Chris prayerfully and purposefully contacted key people, such as Dan Garrett, Vice Chancellor of ACU and President of The ACU Foundation, Charlie Pruett, Director of the Pruett Gerontology Center, Walter Graham, TSHL, Michelle Parker, Director of the West Center Texas Area Agency on Aging, Linda Rutledge, Abilene Regional Medical Center, and Helen Teague, who had worked with Chris’ daughter Dr. Jerilyn Pfeifer.

Chris Kyker

 

We are humbled to dedicate the 2018 Town Hall meeting to Chris Kyker. Rex and Chris Kyker’s son, Ricky and his wife Judy will attend the Town Hall meeting next Tuesday as special guests.

Please join us and lend your voice, because, as our Theme states, Your Voice Matters!

#PGCTSHL

Our event hashtag is #PGCTSHL

See more information at these hashtags:  #PGCACU   and the archived hashtag #TSHLPGC