Living Longer, Living Better

Living longer is both a goal and a reality for many people these days. But we all know that living better is just as important as living longer. Make longer living better living by staying connected to your community, being mindful of your physical and emotional health, and engaging your mind in positive, productive tasks each day.

Carol Garsee riding her bike on Dog Beach in San Diego, California.

The 77-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor Who Biked Across the Country

Cancer survivor Carol Zemola Garsee, 77, shares highlights of her bike trip across the country.

Gardening and a long life

How Gardening Can Help You Live Longer

Studies reveal the connection between gardening and longevity.

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Actress Olivia de Havilland

Happy 103rd Birthday, Dame Olivia de Havilland!

After more than a century lived in and out of the spotlight, the Oscar-winning actress is still going strong, serving as an inspiration to millions around the world.

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8 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Blood Pressure

8 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Dr. Mary Ann Bauman from the American Heart Association briefs us on new guidelines and simple tips to keep your blood pressure in check.

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5 Ways to Embrace Aging

5 Ways to Embrace Aging

The deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) shares a few tips for aging gracefully.

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Power of casual friendships

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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Two men conversing on a golf course.

How This Volunteer Helps Friendships Flourish

He offers his time to those who need help and participates in activities with a sense of life purpose.

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Partners in Friendship and Marriage for 72 Years

Partners in Friendship and Marriage for 72 Years

How this couple perservered through the ups and downs of marriage for 72 years.

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Billie Sakel (right) and her friends Lenus and Sarah Weisheit harvest vegetables from the garden areas at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.

Making Friends in Our Later Years

They found love and support from new friends in their senior living community.

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Walt Vosicka in his kayak workshop

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How a Kayak is Made

Walt Vosicka, 65, shares the spiritual practice of building his own kayaks and how it prepares him for the water. 

Randy Kimura shows the sheet that he and his mother-in-law, Janet Nakashima, use to keep track of her workouts.

Her Son-in-Law is Her Personal Trainer and Friend

This 97-year old strengthens her body and soul with help from her family.

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Neighbors combat loneliness

The Positive Power of a Neighbor

“Small talk” isn’t so small when you consider how even casual social connections can combat loneliness.

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Grandfather's Instagram Art Helps Him Stay Connected to His Family

This Grandfather’s Instagram Art Helps Him Stay Connected to His Family

Chan Jae Lee, a 77-year-old Korean artist, draws whimsical pictures to keep in touch with his grandkids around the world.

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A quartet of mature friends enjoy a conversation

How to Build Friendships in Your Senior Years

Get a happier, more fulfilling retirement with a strong circle of friends. 

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