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The active age: Enriching Lives in South Central Kansas since 1979

America's 1st amusement opened in Chicago
in 1893 

Courtesy photo  
View from atop the Joyland Rollercoaster


For years Joyland Park was thrust into the category of “eerie, abandoned amusement parks” as Louie the Clown went missing, the wooden roller coaster crumbled from tornado-force winds, and vandalism and decay took a toll on the once “largest theme park in south-central Kansas.” 

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See the active age's July, 2015, issue for these other stories:  7 steps to help beat the heat , Being Old is Full of Beautiful Surprise  and Most Kansas counties had fairs by the 1870's.

An older boomer's eight tips for younger boomers -- aka the Jonesers -- on the decade ahead.
If you’re tired of calls from telemarketers, place your cell phone and/or home landline numbers on the national Do Not Call Registry.
A study reports that sunscreen lotions may help ward off your wrinkles, but to also prevent cancer you should read the label first.
Remember the Boomers The millions of Third Agers between age 55 and 75 are vital, active and equipped with time, talent and the desire to give something back.