Joan Koczor, a Maricopan since 2005, is a senior advocate and a member of the Age-Friendly Maricopa Advisory Committee. She writes about senior issues for InMaricopa.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Reside in: Desert Cedars
Maricopan since: 2005
Family: Husband of 56 years. Two adult sons. Three grandchildren. Four great-grandchildren.
Cars: 2020 Hyundai Tucson
Hobbies: Reading. Researching history of places, people, events. Writing.
Pet peeve: Expressions such as “back in the day.”
Dream vacation: Italy
Like most about Maricopa: Small-town atmosphere
Like least about Maricopa: Too much growth. Too many housing developments. No occupancy laws/restrictions.
Charity: Veterans organizations
Book: No favorite
Movie: “Gone with the Wind,” 1917
Actor: No favorite
Song: “All in the Game” theme from “A Summer Place”
Musician: The group Journey
Team: No favorite
Athlete: No favorite
Food: Anything home made. Especially Italian.
Getaway: Anywhere fun and different.
Quote: “Do what you feel in your heart to be right. For you will be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Words to live by: “If you are not an active part of the solution, you are an active part of the problem.”