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Still Alive And Kicking - Seasonal Light Displays

Grandmaster Crandall writes a monthly column for the Rome Daily Sentinel called Still Alive and Kicking. Each month he also produces a 1-minute video episode that acompanies that month's topic. In addition, he produces 1-minute radio PSAs on the same topics. The column is printed in the senior section of the Rome Daily Sentinel monthly. In addition, the column and video appear on the Sentinel's website. The videos and columns are also posted on and The videos are also shared on the American Martial Arts Institute's Facebook and Instagram pages @AmericanMartialArtsInstitute and their YouTube Channel @MartialArtsToday. The radio segments air regularly on WIBX950 FM. Grandmaster Crandall is assisted in the production of the videos and radio segments by Headmaster Eric Stalloch.

We are excited to have completed two complete seasons, and now are looking forward to all of the planned segments for 2024. Still Alive and Kicking is an initiative created by Grandmaster Crandall to encourage seniors on ways they can be be active. Grandmaster Crandall tries out different activities and then suggests them for seniors to help stimulate their minds, get their bodies moving, and move their emotions. It's about remaining active, whether for personal enjoyment, community involvement, or time with family. The segments are good for people of all ages, but the target audience is aging men and women.

Segments in the past have included pickle ball, kite flying, bonsai shaping, cross country skiing, festivals, pumpkin carving, and many more.

This month's suggestion is HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS.


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