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Nov 11 2013

My name is Frank Barber and I have just been graciously welcomed in as a member of the Connect 60+ Champions team.  I want to say hello to my fellow Champions, and also to tell everybody that I am very much in favor of the goals and commitments of the Connect 60+ program for the elderly, and will try to do my best as a blog writer.

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Melodie  Welcome to you. Look forward to your next entry.
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sraquababe  Frank, Welcome to a fellow blogger! It is great to have you aboard. About 7.5 years ago my husband and I moved from Geneva, IL to AZ. We are loving our retirement here and feel very grateful to no longer have to worry about snow shoveling and traveling in snowstorms. Some of my counselees from the town of Glen Ellyn where I worked went on to Northwestern and DePaul. Great choices, still! I agree with you that staying active is the key to staying young and young at heart. sraquababe
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Meet Frank

Frank was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and a Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University School of Law, Chicago. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he has worked  as an intellectual property attorney for the same firm for over 65 years.

After retiring in 1985, he has continued as a legal consultant for the company and has developed a second career, specializing in computer databases. He still donates his time at the Law Department and devotes considerable time and effort doing volunteer work on databases for the Research Library of the Phoenix Art Museum.

“My activities for the Law Department and for the Phoenix Art Museum keep me busy for most of my time and, in my mind, are responsible in large part for being able to stay healthy and live life to the fullest since my retirement in 1985.”

But that is not all that Frank does with his days. He, along with his co-author and friend Dan, published a book about Dan’s days as a solider during the campaign through Northern Europe during the WWII. In addition, more recently, Frank has written a new book named “TOBY-(He’s My Dog)”, which has been published and is available on-line from

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