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Happy Father's Day!

June 20 — Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day from the team at Atlanta Senior Life

This week's newsletter has three stories including our first in a series of profiles about local Atlantans who have started new businesses after retiring.

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1. Starting Fresh: New careers in retirement

For most of us, retirement means slowing down and enjoying what’s familiar and comfortable. That’s not true of everyone, however. There are older adults who have an enterprising spirit that kicks in and keeps going well after their mid-60s. Atlanta Senior Life caught up with four local seniors who have started new businesses in their "retirement" years. 

Today, we profile Dr. Paul Richin (above) who retired from a long, distinguished career in hospitals last year.

The doctor, who said he is “over 65 and on Medicare,” decided to go back into private practice and “get back to old-style medicine” with Orthopedic Cortisone Injection Center, the office he opened in Dunwoody at the end of last year. 

“I think the patients are getting a better experience, and I’m getting a better experience also!” 
Atlanta Senior Life content is sponsored by Optimal Hearing.

2. A father's book of affirmations

Quentin Harris is the father of two girls and author of the book I Am… Affirmations for Children. The book was inspired by Harris’ morning routine with his two daughters before dropping them off at daycare. He’d stand with them in front of the mirror and repeat positive affirmations to build their confidence and inspire positive behavior. 

Harris’ younger daughter, Quinn, was diagnosed with autism when she was a year old. Immediately after her diagnosis, Harris enrolled her in therapy at the Marcus Autism Center, where she made significant strides, including sleeping through the night, saying words, and responding to vocal direction

Now, at age seven, Quinn can recite the alphabet, knows numbers, and loves spending time reading books with her father. 

Harris’s new book features drawings of children with reflective material for faces, which he designed especially for his daughter. “I wanted to make sure Quinn could interact with the book,” Harris said. “That Quinn could see herself inside the character as I’m reading the affirmation.”

WILD: A safari on the BeltLine 


Be among the first to experience the world’s first Illuminarium, opening July 1 on the BeltLine just south of Ponce City Market.  The Illuminarium will transport visitors to an African safari through cutting-edge technology.  "WILD: A Safari Experience" is Illuminarium’s inaugural spectacle, a first-of-its-kind experience showcasing the beauty and splendor of Africa’s most exotic animals in their natural habitats. 
Illuminarium activates all your senses through cinematic immersion, transporting you to the world’s most extraordinary places. Brought to life through high-resolution laser projection that is interactive and responsive, 3D immersive audio, in-floor vibrations, and scent – you will be placed in the middle of the story.
Illuminarium opens daily at 9AM, with a café serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Tickets to WILD start at $30 and
are on sale now
In addition to the daytime attraction, Illuminarium’s after dark experience reimagines nightlife – enjoy cocktails in magical settings like a Tokyo night market or in a luminous reef below the ocean’s surface.  Reservations are available on OpenTable.
Atlanta Senior Life content is sponsored by Visit Tampa Bay.

3. Local sportswriter inducted into Hall of Fame 

Last year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, billions of people all over the world took to their homes, staying indoors to keep themselves and each other safe. Unfortunately for Tony Barnhart, a decades long veteran of the sports journalism world, his home wasn’t necessarily the safest place for him to be. 

A tree fell on Barnhart’s Dunwoody home in the middle of the pandemic, he said while sitting in his home office, his new Georgia Sports Hall of Fame plaque sitting off to the side, not yet hung.

Barnhart – who covered college football for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 25 years and worked for CBS Sports before joining the SEC Network in 2014 – found out he would join the 2021 class of inductees while living in an Airbnb house last year waiting for his home to be fixed.

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