Meet Our Bloggers


Trudy W. Schuett chairs the Regional Council on Aging for Arizona's Region IV, which includes Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave counties. She is also a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging, and sits on the Board of Directors of Arizona Humanities.


Matt is an experienced journalist living in Surprise, Arizona. He is currently freelancing, reporting on people, organizations, and events that help change the community around us for the better. With his feature style of writing, he shows the deeper side of the story. Matt also writes on local musical performers and groups around Phoenix, thanks in no small part to his newly deepened love for music.


You might say Carol is constantly on the go. She lives in the West Valley, plays golf, practices yoga, acts in local plays, volunteers at the Southwest Family Advocacy Center and still maintains her license in marriage and family therapy.


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 worked as an intellectual property attorney with the same firm for 38 years.  


What is a champion? Certainly, a champion is someone who excels at life, but a champion is also someone who is there to cheer you on, to support you, to fight for you. Below are some local champions who have demonstrated that they have that winning attitude. Each of them has agreed to maintain a blog on this site, a place where they can share advice and discuss their dreams, desires and even dares with you!

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Are you retired or age 60+ and living life to its fullest?  We want to hear from you!  We want to know how you work, volunteer, and stay active in your community; as well as how you stay healthy, happy, and independent.  If you are challenging stereotypes about what life looks like after age 60, we want to hear how you are living a vibrant life, full of choices and new experiences. Your advice and insights can provide the tools others need to live independently in their homes and the inspiration to live the life they want.  We are interested in knowing how you work, volunteer, and stay active in your community and how you stay healthy, happy, and independent.  If you would like to share your story with us, please use the form below to submit your text.  New stories are published on this site, monthly, in the Community section.


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The Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network is a partnership hosted by the Maricopa Association of Governments, a regional planning agency serving the Greater Phoenix area. We are committed to ensuring every person can live a fulfilled life at any age, connected to family, friends, and community.

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