In the News

02 May

The Costco Connection

TOO OFTEN, we reach an age where we accept that we didn’t accomplish everything on our bucket list and decide to live out the rest of our days in routine. But Costco member Webb Weiman, founder of the nonprofit organization Jump!, based in La Quinta, California, has set out to change that. Jump! provides opportunities to seniors to help them accomplish even their wildest wishes. In 2011, Weiman, 54, accompanied his wife, Kimberly Lee, a lawyer, to an estate-planning presentation...

02 May

Winona Post

Louise Spencer’s voice is soft and kind, and her words come out with a slight Southern drawl. But the truck she stepped into last Friday growled deeply when she turned the ignition, and it let out a fierce hiss as its air brakes disengaged. It is just a week and a half from Spencer’s 92nd birthday and she is driving an 18-wheel semi-truck for the first time. She is not nervous. A nonprofit aimed at helping seniors cross items from their bucket...

02 May

Star Tribune Article

Six months past cancer surgery and nine days shy of her 92nd birthday, Louise Spencer pushed her walker up to the door of the 18-wheeler. She scampered up into the cab — on her own, eschewing the offers of help from onlookers — and plopped down in the driver’s seat behind the giant steering wheel. “It’s bigger than I am,” she said. She listened carefully as Tom Gierok, an instructor in the truck driving program at Minnesota State College Southeast, explained...

02 May

Edna SGV Tribune

Nonprofit helps fulfill woman’s dream to rumble on speedway track When Edna Baldwin turned 89, she went hang gliding. when she turned 90, she went sky diving. For her 91st birthday, she wanted to drive arace car, but she couldn’t find a cooperative racetrack.   ...