After turning 60 last June, Wednesday Journal’s Ken Trainor never expected to be the youngest person in the room, but that was the case last Thursday night when the third class of “60 over 60” was inducted, the kickoff for Celebrating Seniors Week, May 16-23, a series of events coordinated by the Celebrating Seniors Coalition, led by Chairman Jim Flanagan.

The week culminates with a luncheon at Concordia University, featuring former Chicago Bulls star Bob Love as the keynote speaker.

But Trainor became a member of the third class of honorees at the ripe young age of 60, making the critical error of writing about his milestone in his column last June.

Still, he found himself in good company, along with Barbara Ballinger, Val Camilletti, Mercita DeMonk, Doug Deuchler, Rev. Stanley Davis, Don Giannetti, centenarian Ruth Glos, Rev. Edgar Hiestand, Dr. Susan Hou, David Leehy, Ralph Lee, Don Offermann, Dennis Murphy, Sr. Jean Murray, and David Sokol among many others, all of whom had one thing in common: They are older than Ken Trainor (just for the record).

The point is: Celebrate seniors!

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