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Look Foward to Aging – for the Fitness

This story is a great feature on aging with fitness, from the LA Times. The paper also reports that age can actually be an...

Philly Cops Honored for Compassion and Fairness

"Philadelphia Police Chief of Staff Kimberly Byrd has won the coveted George Fencl Award - named for the exemplary head of Civil Affairs during...

Famed Wild Parrots of San Francisco Get City’s Protection (Video)

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to "protect and eventually replant trees on Telegraph Hill that serve as a favorite roost for...

Students Encourage New Yorkers to Sit on Stoops Again

Stoops, otherwise known as the front steps, used to be busy with families hanging out and kids playing. Today stoops are empty. Three New...
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Dwindling White Congregation Gives Church to Blacks

A "dying" Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala, which had dwindled to about 40 elderly white people, decided to give their church and everything in...

Octogenarian Chorus Rocks the House — and YouTube

Imagine an elderly choral group of singers aged 73-100. Now imagine that group belting out songs by the Rolling Stones, The Clash or Talking...
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Live As If You Only Had a Month: Gratitude Part 4

In our continuing series, GNN-i looks at Gratitude and how it is essential for creating the life you want. Harry Tucker uses the letters...

Hero Dog Digs Snow Tunnel To Save Couple

Check out this link to a story about a German Shepherd-timberwolf pet that saved an elderly couple in New York from freezing by digging...
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Canstruction Makes Creations Out of Cans

Designers and architects showcase their ingenious talents while feeding the hungry during annual "Canstruction" competitions where design firms test their mettle to see who...
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Retirees Win 100K for Creating Lasting Change

The Purpose Prize honors "what may be a new trend -- retirees taking on some of the country's biggest social problems." The five winners of...
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Chinese Exercises Benefit Older Adults

Tai Chi and Qigong (chee-kung) combine simple, graceful movements and meditation. They are exercises believed to have positive, relaxing effects on a person’s mind,...

Anti-Aging Process Discovered by Korean Scientists

New findings featured on the British Web site, Nature Chemical Biology, indicate a way to block the aging of cells. Prof. Kim Tae-kook...
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Katrina’s Piano Fund Replaces Instruments Lost in Flooding, Restores Musicians

I will not be the only one with tears running down my face after some of you read this story. Katrina's Piano Fund...
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Tiny Town in Newfoundland Hosts 10,000 Stranded Airline Passengers on 9-11

On September 11, thousands of Good Samaritans were inspired to generosity, kindness and helpfulness. In turn, we were inspired by them. When all North American...
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Catholics and Pentecostals Unite for the First Time in U.S.

NEW YORK (ENI) — After nearly five years of discussions and planning, a new group for all the major Christian traditions in the United...
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Small World Stories

This is an inspiring letter I received from Michael in Canada. He calls it his small-world story. It should remind you that striking up...
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Optimism is Healthy

A 2006 Dutch study of elderly men found a lower risk for cardiovascular death for those identified as optimistic. The research found optimism to be...
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“I was blind for 25 years. Had a heart attack, woke up and could see.”

From the Telegraph newspaper in the UK, comes this story of a woman who had been blind for 25 years and awoke in the...
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Delivering Flowers for Old People in Nursing Home

Today my wife made two very special floral bouquets and we jumped in the car and drove them down to the elderly home where...
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Giant Corporations Invest in Child (and Elder) Care

AT&T, IBM, Texaco, Aetna, Xerox, Citibank and other leaders of business are finally recognizing the problems families face while trying to juggle child care,...