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Smaller working-age population puts strain on retirement funds

As the world’s senior population grows, fewer younger people are available to support it. Read More

Travel companions offer seniors a helping hand

Services available worldwide offer accompaniment for older travelers who need assistance. Read More

Seniors are plugging in with new technology

Digital advancements help tech-savvy seniors connect with relatives hundreds of miles away. Read More

Exercise can help slow the aging process

A study has shown high-intensity interval training can help reverse age-related changes at the cellular level. Read More

Decorated 2-war veteran always stays positive

Bruce Hunt has experienced victory and loss in close to a century of life. Read More

Retired Marine challenges himself with skydiving

The 70-year-old Kailua resident has leaped about 3,000 times from death-defying altitudes. Read More
 
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Whistling never fails to uplift Peggy Harris

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If you spot Peggy Harris while out and about, ask her for a whistle. Read More

Despite an accident that left him paralyzed, Mike Prickett continues new adventures

For more than three decades, Mike Prickett has filmed world-famous surfers on monstrous swells at the best surf spots across the globe. He has pursued his passion for cinematography despite two critical accidents that would test anyone’s resolve. Prickett, 51, grew up in Hawaii Kai and landed his first photography job as a 15-year-old Kaiser High School student. Read More

Suzi Mechler cherishes her time on the water after starting the sport at age 47

While she developed a passion for outrigger canoe paddling later in life, Suzi Mechler credits the sport for keeping her invigorated and, indeed, young at heart. Read More
 

Hiking keeps retired professor, 82, active and sharp

During the week, you likely won’t find retired microbiology professor John B. Hall sitting in front of the TV or teeing up on a manicured golf course. He would rather be outdoors, hiking. It’s the beauty and solitude of Hawaii’s mountain ridges, valleys and forests that keep him young at heart, and physically and mentally sharp. Read More

Surf legend China Uemura is a survivor and teacher

Early every morning, longboard surf legend Roy "China" Uemura parks his blue van and sets up post at Ala Moana Beach Park. Read More

Paddling is a way of life for Scott Freitas and his ohana

Much like a chess aficionado, Lanikai Canoe Club head coach Scott Freitas commits most of his time at weekly paddling regattas and races to tinkering with and reorganizing his club's various lineups while putting the proper athletes in the best positions to succeed. Read More

People lose their sense of smell as the years go by

Because metabolism slows and activity declines, it's normal for elderly people to want less food. What families may not know is that, as people get older, the way food tastes changes. Read More

Many factors are key to seniors’ mental, physical fitness

More than 2 million Americans are 90 years of age or older, making them part of the fastest growing age segment of the American population. It is estimated that by 2050 this age group will increase to 10 million Americans. Read More

A fast-paced sport is adapted to benefit older folks

On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges -- all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour." What was unusual about the scene is that Thomson is 79. Read More

Village concept allows boomers to age in place

Aging baby boomers want to stay in their own homes as long as possible, and a way to do that, the so-called village concept, is catching on. Read More

You made it this far … eat right and keep going

Many (perhaps most) of us "post-midlifers" took health and safety for granted during the first half of life. However, the second half brings some of life's greatest challenges. Read More

Plantation life didn’t leave much time for music lessons

Whenever Richard Afuso visited his mother-in-law at her Kauai nursing home, he noticed that music would lift her spirits. Read More

Kailua woman ministers worldwide via the Net

At age 80, Sylvia Waiwaiole-Hopfe has found her calling in an unlikely place -- the Internet -- through her online ministry, "Reaching the World for Christ." Read More

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