Welcome to the first edition of Amarillo Senior Link! Amarillo and the Panhandle are gold mines of inspiration, when you consider the cumulative wisdom and experience of our senior population. The vision of Senior Link is to get those stories told, so everyone can benefit.
We look forward to sharing this free, quarterly magazine with you, but also partnering with you to make it happen. Senior Link is unique because YOU are the story tellers, and we are a platform to give you an audience. Think about your parents, your neighbors, your friends; think about veterans and teachers, love stories and stories that help put Amarillo on the map. Let’s get those written so that up-and-coming generations will have a record of the foundation that made this community what it is today. For the Spring edition, several high school seniors are demonstrating the reason for the “Link” in our name. We asked them to write about a local senior citizen who has made an impact in their lives, and the pages in this edition are their stories. To those senior citizens - thank you for being a role model to these kids. To the high school seniors - thank you for being willing to sit at the feet of these seniors and learn from them. We believe that the stories within us, when put on paper or on video can leave a lasting legacy for our entire community.
The advertisers that you see in this edition have helped tremendously to make this magazine come together. The ads make it possible to keep this publication free. Especially since this is the first edition, please reach out to them and thank them. They need to know the community is benefitting from the resources and stories we share.
In addition, let me hear from you - call me, email me, send me a letter. I want to help you to get your stories told, and I also want to know what you like and don’t like and what additional things you’d like to see. This magazine honors seniors, provides resources for them, and “links” generations. We can’t wait to partner with you to get Amarillo’s best stories in print. Every Spring issue will be entitled “Senior to Senior”, and you will be impressed with the tributes written by the area’s high school seniors. Every Fall issue will feature stories of veterans, in order to honor them for their individual contributions to our freedom. The Summer and Winter editions have more variety, but every quarter promises to inspire, challenge, educate and entertain. We hope you enjoy and are blessed by what is written. You, too, have a story to share, and we look forward to meeting you and helping to make that happen. Erin Agee Owner and Publisher of Senior Link Magazine