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Gene Helveston is Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine. After a 50-year professional career that included building an award-winning telemedicine program to benefit doctors and their patients in the developing world, he entered a retirement community in 2011. Since then he has written four books and developed this blog/website designed especially for seniors.

Media Manager

Lynda Smallwood began her career at the advent of the digital age and has remained involved for more than 30 years in the management of online data. Now she is enthusiastic about using her background to enhance the experience of visitors to Your Good Life.


Rosemary and Bruce Hume, always up for a new adventure, discovered the joys of memoir writing and share their experience and enthusiasm for this literary experience and hobby.

Poetry Editor

Margaret Hall Simpson has had a lifelong love of poetry and has acted as a poet and a teacher of what she calls the most beautiful use of words. Her skills and devotion to this literary form will add to the reader’s enjoyment of Your Good Life with regular features.


Sandra Hamilton coordinates promotion and development and serves as an editor for Your Good Life.

Copy Editor

Fritz Lalendorf received a BA in Journalism from Ohio State University in 1956. After that he worked for 8 years as a newspaper reporter in four cities including Pittsburgh and Denver. The remainder of his career was in public relations, marketing communications, and corporate support in five states. He brings to Your Good Life enthusiasm and consummate skill as a copy editor.



Website Design Digital Marketer

Ashley Tengler has carried out website design and digital marketing for the last several years and is responsible for the design and functionality of the Your Good Life site.

Your own senior years start when you decide, there is no fixed time. When, not if, that happens, it should be celebrated. Your Good Life online community is one small way to help with that by encouraging seniors to find community on their own terms while learning, sharing, and never being alone. It is the aim of this team to help make this happen in your life.