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Senior Day Care volunteers cultivate land in Waianae

• Updated on  April 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Every week, 66-year-old Perry Barker leads a group of seniors on a strenuous trail to replace invasive species with native plants as part of the state’s forest restoration project. The group, ranging in age from 49 to mid-70s, work in the nearly 3,600-acre lowland Honouliuli Forest Reserve that is home to dozens of endangered species — more than half of which are only found in Hawaii. Read More

Avoid the flu, not social activity

• Updated on  April 3, 2018 at 5:59 pm
No one expects to get a cold or the flu. However, unless you live like a hermit, getting the flu may be inevitable. Read More

Positive attitude makes Helen Yano pride of senior community

• Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 10:19 am
If the sun is shining outside Helen Yano’s apartment in Kapolei, it’s a good bet you won’t find the retired teacher sitting around indoors. Read More

Grandparents helped raise multiple generations in Kaimuki home

• Updated on  March 28, 2018 at 1:13 pm
In the blink of an eye, the generations have flown by since Audrey and Solomon Niau met as teenagers 70 years ago in the same quaint Kaimuki neighborhood they live in today. Read More

After conquering banking world, Lily Yao turned to golf

• Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 6:15 pm
Hard to say if Lily Yao found golf or it found her. At 74, it doesn’t matter. What she knows is she started golfing when she was 50 and it has changed her life. Read More

Lucille Lo Chun strives to make tai chi accessible to all

• Updated on  March 28, 2018 at 10:21 am
Cloud Hands, Grasp Bird’s Tail, Serpent in the Grass, Embracing the Tiger, Part Wild Horse’s Mane — those are the lyrical names of tai chi movements that Lucille Lo Chun performs with fluid, deliberate grace. Read More

Baby boomers love to travel in later years

• Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 6:11 pm
If you’re over 50, chances are good that you’ve already enjoyed a vacation trip or are in the process of planning one. It’s not a secret. Your travel agent and tourism marketing folks know this. Baby boomers love to travel. Read More

Working longer, staying stronger

• Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm
Seniors comprise 35 percent of the population but pay 50 percent of state and local taxes Read More

‘Windward Widow’ relives youth on wheels

Teri Shimizu tangles with the ‘fresh meat’ as a roller derby referee Read More

Plan ahead to have enough income for retirement

Avoid scams and plan for expenses to have a financially secure retirement Read More

Ocean gives videographer new life

• Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm
Ray Hollowell communes with animals underwater, filming dolphins and sharks at play Read More

Aging is just a matter of attitude adjustment

• Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm
Many seniors enjoy the same activities that they did when they they were younger Read More

Paddling coach draws from lifelong love for watersports

• Updated on  March 29, 2017 at 1:47 pm
The coach and mentor for Outrigger Canoe Club is motivated by her teammates. Read More

Grappler takes life to the mat

• Updated on  March 30, 2017 at 7:09 pm
Former wrestling coach Philip Bancel tests his skill as a 75-year-old jiujitsu competitor. Read More

A varied diet can boost the immune system

• Updated on  March 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm
Maintaining the body’s primary defense network becomes increasingly important with each decade of life. Read More

Before you travel, assess any medical needs

• Updated on  March 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm
From daily medications to assistive devices, line up what you’ll require before hitting the road. Read More