Baby Boomers Steal the Thunder: Local seniors defying the odds, featured on 2022 “Syracuse 60 Strong” calendar

(Syracuse, NY) — Twelve Syracuse residents in their sixties have been chosen to be featured as “pin ups” on an exclusive 2022 calendar that highlights events and activities around Syracuse, and serves as a roadmap to good health.

A panel of celebrity judges from Syracuse selected the 60 Strong Ambassadors because they have competed in world championships for their sport, overcome major health issues, served as leaders in their community, or dedicated their lives to helping others. Each one has a unique story to tell.

They all exemplify how life after sixty can be a positive, vibrant and active time. In addition to being photographed to appear in the 2022 Syracuse 60 Strong calendar, winners received “celebrity treatment,” and were paid for their time to participate in a professional photo shoot.

The winners are as follows:

  • Deborah Reinhardt-Youmans
  • Donna Dunn
  • George Kilpatrick
  • Jim King
  • Joseph Cambareri
  • Liz Malcolm Scheibel
  • Mary Jensen
  • Mary Lou Balcom
  • Pat Floyd-Echols
  • Vicki Brackens
  • Elliott Bruton
  • Kevin Maier

The winners were nominated by family members and friends. They will each appear in front of a Syracuse landmark and the calendar will also feature health tips for seniors and provide information about Medicare information sessions and open enrollment.

The Syracuse 60 Strong calendars will be available for purchase online at, beginning in October. The cost is $15 for each calendar and all proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter.

Syracuse 60 Strong is a celebration of grit and resilience, sponsored by FamilyCare Medical Group in conjuction with the launch of Salt City Senior Care Advantage IPA, a new program designed to keep seniors active and help them navigate the complexities of Medicare coverage and other healthcare decisions.