Freeman Advantage helps community seniors stay active


An area organization does its best to keep local seniors on the go, as well as in the know.

David and Vicki Earhart have always loved bowling, but like so many parents, they had to put the activity on hold for a few decades.
David Earhart, Freeman Advantage Bowler, says, “Both retired now and we just uh enjoy bowling, we used to bowl back in the 70’s and 80’s in a league and stopped you know after get busy with the family and we’re not busy with the family now or work so we just enjoy enjoy bowling”

The husband and wife are part of the Freeman Advantage program.

It’s a club for people over the age of 50 designed to keep seniors active and engaged in their community. 

Members finished up their spring league today with a meal before bowling at Carl Richard’s 4th street Bowl in Joplin. Bowling is just one of a host of activities for members of the Freeman Advantage Group.

It costs 20 dollars to become advantage members and with that fee comes discounts on among other things, travel and activities like bowling.

Vicki Earhart, Freeman Advantage Bowler, says, “Local things here in the community to do and they have trips that are close like Branson and Silver Dollar City, there’s lots every single month, and health fairs that they do”

David adds, “Went to the new dinner theater in Kansas City Missouri, and then we’re scheduled to go on a trip to New Zealand, Australia next year”

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