The Healthy Geezer
By Fred Cicetti
"You don't have to be old to write about aging, but it helps, especially if you're also a talented and experienced reporter. The Healthy Geezer puts some very worthwhile material into first-person prose that speaks directly to our readers. We have tried, and quickly abandoned, a lot of syndicated material, but Fred's pieces read as though they were written especially for us."
James Hood, editor, ConsumerAffairs.com, Washington, DC
"Fred Cicetti touches readers of every age with his thoughtful, straight-forward column, The Healthy Geezer. He breaks down complicated medical jargon into easy to understand language with a bit of humor and sage advice. The articles cover a variety of topics that effect our readers and their loved ones."Nicole B. Brewer, editor-in-chief , Hamptons.com , New York
“The Seminole Tribune, the official newspaper of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, has run The Healthy Geezer for close to a year now. Our senior readers have found the content both informative and easy to understand, and the Tribune looks forward to providing them with Mr. Cicetti’s column in each issue we publish.”
Shelley Marmor , assistant editor, The Seminole Tribune, Florida"We have found Fred Cicetti’s The Healthy Geezer column to be popular amongst our readers. The Q&A format is informative and thought-provoking, providing essential health tips."
Jeff Maisey, editor-in-chief, Lifestyles Magazine: Voice of the Boomer Generation in Hampton Roads, Virginia
"The Healthy Geezer is a hit with our readers. It's a regular weekly column that benefits a large segment of our publication's demographics. Fred Cicetti consistently delivers a well-written and timely product."
April Prince, managing editor, The Forum Newsweekly, Louisiana
"I feel that The Healthy Geezer is one of the reasons Today's Senior Magazine is the most popular senior publication in the areas it is distributed."
Rick Priolo, publisher, Today's Senior Magazine, California
"We have used Fred Cicetti's columns for some months in our Health and Wellness pull-out section of Senior Connection. We like the format of a Q&A column, and he always meets his deadline!"
Mary Rubino, assistant editor, Senior Connection, Illinois
"The Healthy Geezer column continues to be one of the most popular reads of our magazine. The timely, well-written columns are great for our older readers, and provide reliable, factual health advice. I highly recommend it."
From a reader
I recently read your article in our local news magazine entitled, "Skin Problems." Thank you for such a well-written and informative article.
I had been concerned about a spot on my husband's shoulder for several months and, after reading your article on Sunday, I made an appointment for him to be checked the following week. Thankfully, his was only a basal-cell carcinoma in a very early stage.
I will be keeping your article as a reference for future questions and I thank you again for writing it.
"The majority of our readers are senior citizens. The information we publish each week in Fred Cicetti’s column The Healthy Geezer is invaluable to them. It is one of the very few sources of unbiased, unvarnished, honest, and critically important news on a topic of paramount importance to all of them: their health. In a world where politics trumps science, and medicine is the handmaid of commerce, The Healthy Geezer is one of the last bastions of common sense advice on what seniors can do to better manage their own well-being."
David Detmold, editor, Montague Reporter, Massachusetts
"The Healthy Geezer has been a positive addition to our Seniors Today section of our newspapers. Fred writes clearly about issues facing senior citizens as they age and the problems they will eventually face, and he does so in a way that is neither condescending nor patronizing."
Rob Seitzinger, editor, Catamaran Media, New Jersey
"The Healthy Geezer has been a great contribution to the Cape Gazette’s health section. The stories are well researched, well written and have strong appeal to our growing population of retirees. The Q&A format also gives our readers an opportunity to have their concerns addressed confidentially, particularly if the topics are of a sensitive nature."
Dennis Forney, publisher, Cape Gazette, Delaware
The Healthy Geezer has appeared in more than 100 media outlets including daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and websites read by people throughout the world.
The column offers health information valuable to everyone from Baby Boomers to centenarians, and those who care about them.
The column is self-syndicated, so there is no one between the writer and the subscriber. This business model makes the column affordable to all publishers with tight budgets.