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Seniors encourage vibrant living, launch creative aging festival


Last updated 2/25/2016 at Noon

(counter clockwise from left to right) Festival co-founders Trish Feaster, Jerry Fireman and Dick Van Hollebeke, Executive Director Julie Colgan and Promotional Coordinator Sandra Schneider are preparing to launch Edmonds’ first Creative Aging Festival from April 15-16.

For some local seniors, retirement is no longer a time to sit back and watch time pass. It’s a time to rediscover the creativity and vibrancy of his or her youth.

For 76-year-old Dick Van Hollebeke, living a vibrant life means being excited about the possibilities each new day offers.

“To me, ‘vibrant’ is indicative of a person that is excited about every day,” Van Hollebeke said. “One who wakes up in the morning glad to be alive and looking forward to everything that that day may offer.

“In a like manner, a vibrant person finds ways to give back to his or her community.”...

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