About Grandpa

John Boden

Grandpa the philosopher is John Boden. He really is a 75-year-old grandpa. He and his wife are grandparents to eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who give them pride, joy, and happiness.

John served as a U.S. Marine helicopter pilot in Vietnam, successfully completing more than 750 combat missions. He published a book about those years of his life, “Klondike Playboy” www.klondikeplayboy.com He was a nationally recognized expert in elder care issues and geriatric care management.

He has been an active member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and the National Guardianship Association. He also was the President of the Florida Guardianship Association.

It is Grandpa’s wish that you will benefit from the wonderful knowledge and experience of those who have gone before us. And, that this wisdom will help you become a better person, parent, and friend, while you also become wiser, as you proceed on your way through your life.

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Why Is Grandpa Doing This?

To be the best grandpa to as many people as I can

I had a wonderful Grandfather who I realize, as I look back, was a wonderful teacher. But, I never realized that he was teaching or that, even more importantly, he was teaching me how to learn. I hope that while digesting the items in Grandpa’s Philosophy you too will learn how to be a better learner.

“The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.”

Andy Rooney

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