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.

Christopher G. Smith, the man who conceived and wrote the Broadway musical Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace: The Police Officer Who Wrote the Inspiring Broadway Musical

The idea seemed impossible: A police officer writes a musical about the clergyman who wrote "Amazing Grace."

Woman lifting weights

Can You Avoid Back Pain By Lifting More Heavy Things?

Leaning into the movements we fear is part of the journey toward healing.

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Jill Donovan

How Jewelry Maker Jill Donovan Turned a Hobby into a New Career

Donovan tried many activities and jobs before her life's quest to find her passion inspired a late-in-life career change. 

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Phnesha with her daughters, Gabby (left) and Gigi

A Lawyer Finds Stress Relief in Art—and Surprising Success

Living through a divorce and her father's illness, Phnesha Marchette took a walk on the beach and asked God for peace. The answer she got  made her laugh. It also changed her life.

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Live your best life

10 Quotes to Live Your Best Life from Norman Vincent Peale

The uplifting quotes from Dr. Norman Vincent Peale will inspire you to be your best at any age.

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Can Positive Thinking Keep Your Heart Healthy?

New research suggests there is a connection between optimism and recovery from certain heart conditions.

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Taking Care of Me

A grandmother realizes that making healthy choices has implications for her entire family.

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Diner operator Tammy Kronz says resident volunteers help her pass savings on to customers. "They may not be speed demons," says Tammy of her volunteers, "but because of the fact that they work for nothing — they work for tips only — it helps keep the prices down. “

Volunteers Serve Up Friendship at Diner

This old-fashioned diner is open to anyone who needs a home cooked meal. The best part is that the employees are all volunteers.

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Volunteer Lisa Alden playing a game with the senior citizens of the Good Samaritan Society

Lisa Alden: Volunteer Superhero

Residents and employees consider this special volunteer a hero for her energetic optimism.

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Hershel McGriff competing in a NASCAR-sanctioned race

90-Year-Old NASCAR Driver Makes History

Hershel McGriff just made history by becoming the oldest driver to ever compete in a NASCAR-sanctioned event. Here's his inspiring story. 

A view of the Conestoga huts.

This Retirement Community Offers A Haven for the Homeless

A unique partnership created a practical alternative for those in need of housing.

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"I can relate to what others are going through and understand their pains and struggles," says George Rosch. "In the end, I just want to inspire people and lift their spirits up.”

A New Road, A Second Chance at Life

After a life-changing injury that ended his career, George Rosch found a new purpose.

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Actress, singer and animal rights activist Doris Day

At 96, Doris Day Is a Passionate Advocate for Animals

After beloved entertainer Doris Day enjoyed success as a singer and an actress, she stepped out of the spotlight and turned her attention to animal rights activism.

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Painting can ease stress

Creativity Goes a Long Way to Lower Stress

Research shows that just 45 minutes of creative work lowers cortisol, an insidious stress hormone.

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