Advice for Baby Boomers
Ric Carlyon - Sunday, May 15, 2016
Justices of the Peace were advised to “get out there and do it” in their retirement, and to set the goals high looking to accomplish new activities. The suggestion came from the guest speaker at today’s luncheon organised by the Auckland Justices of the Peace Association, Billie Jordan. She’s the inspiration behind forming a hip-op dance group of senior citizens on Waiheke Island which went on to take the world by storm at international championships in Las Vegas. Billie said the opportunity to participate gave members of the group, average age 80, a new lease on life, something they found engaging with aims and objectives to look forward to: in other words hope for tomorrow and the remainder of their life rather than wallowing in memories of earlier days. Billie recommends this for all those of advancing years. "It's psychologically and physically beneficial".
L-R: Council Members Wallis Walker and Sherryl Wilson with Billie Jordan and Auckland President Selwyn Haworth at today's luncheon.
Billie took the opportunity today to announce that she’s spreading her wings internationally and has created a Hip-Operation Dance Academy so that others can form groups, encourage candidates and learn to teach the steps, etc, using her tried and tested formula. The course will be available in 150 countries.
Meantime, she says, there will be more travelling for the Hip-Oppers from Waiheke to the world stage: another overseas trip is about to be announced.
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