A few weeks ago I got a chance to catch up with Sean Kelly, the CEO of Front Porch, and I asked him what he is working on.

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Passion With a Purpose

Sean played basketball in college, and it remains a passion for him. Shortly after taking the reins of Front Porch, he heard about the San Diego Senior Women’s Basketball Association, which is a league for women age 50 and older and includes one team, the Splash Sisters, where you have to be at least 80 to be a member of the squad.

When he first reached out to see if there was a way to incorporate what they were doing into a Front Porch community, they weren’t too sure, thinking Sean was just trying to sell them something.  Ultimately, there were conversations that led to the establishment of the Carlsbad League, which is sponsored by Front Porch.

Sean Imagines

What particularly hit home for me was that many of the women playing in this league never played hoops when they were kids. It was simply not something that girls did. Now, in their older years, they are taking up something that is old as a game but brand new to them. Sean imagines an entire league of basketball teams across the nation that includes men and women in and out of senior living.

In talking to Sean, senior basketball is not for everyone, not for every female resident, but rather an option for some. While real, the basketball league is something of a metaphor for how older people can live their lives. It is about finding new and better ways to allow residents to live their best lives.

It is a glimpse into how senior living can be a part of the fabric of everyday life for older people — maybe even for all people.