The last time I worked with the Village of Oak Park’s longtime video manager, Joe Kreml, the occasion was our 11th & final “Beer With Baron” interview. That was 2 1/2 years ago, before the coronavirus pandemic.

Recently, we teamed up on a video raising awareness of the inaugural Celebrating Seniors Scavenger Hunt, coming Saturday, May 14th. It’s the marquee event of a weeklong series of events geared toward older adults. The not-for-profit behind it all is the Celebrating Seniors Coalition, which has been around for over a decade. This spring however, marks the resumption of activities that have been shut down by the pandemic.

Drawing from the news release that I wrote for the coalition, I created the script, recruited the talent(ed) volunteers, and was among those in front of the camera at various spots throughout Oak Park. All in all, it was a most enjoyable team effort, made all the more satisfying since it didn’t rain, hail or sleet–the past few weeks, we’d had to postpone shooting at least three times due to inclement weather.

Check out the video below, and for those who are in the area, be sure to see the array of events on tap from May 12th to 19th at

To learn more about how you can volunteer for Celebrating Seniors, visit the organization’s contact page.

Related Posts:

From Magazine to Video, My Two-Year Journey With the NIU Foundation
From `Return to Me’ to `A Beer with Baron,’ creating a scene is a marvelous, meticulous art

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *