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People can find purpose by giving their time to help others insight Dec 15, 2021

An article in The New York Times highlighted the impact people can have on others by simply giving their time to help them.

Although she was under 50, Shamma Goodrich made an important observation when she said she didn't have any money, but still wanted to make a difference in her community.

So,...

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Woman finds purpose after prison with the Salvation Army go-getters news Dec 15, 2021

Fifty-four-year-old LaTosha Bolton was dealt a tough hand in life, but says she's finally making it work after finding her purpose with the Salvation Army, KETV reported.

After high school, LaTosha thought she would go to college on a cheerleading scholarship. However, her life took a much darker...

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For 'Zuzu,' A Wonderful Life is a story of hope, purpose insight Dec 08, 2021

As a child, Karolyn Grimes was best known for Zuzu's pedals and reciting the memorable closing line in It's a Wonderful Life, when the 6-year-old star proclaimed, "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."

But life wasn't always a fairy tale for the now 81-year-old who lives in Mount...

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70-year-old finds purpose in canoeing for a cause go-getters news Dec 05, 2021

Paul D'Offay lives in Seychellois, a country comprised of 115 islands 600 miles northeast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.

Although he worked "at sea" half of his 70 years, Paul started canoeing last year after receiving one as a gift. Since then, he has fallen in love with the sport and "can't get...

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Profound health benefits attributed to being grateful insight Dec 04, 2021

It's widely known that a grateful heart and attitude go a long way toward keeping people happy, but now a new study shows being thankful has profound health benefits, too.

“The limits to gratitude’s health benefits are really in how much you pay attention to feeling and practicing...

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John & Kathy Huggins: Building a community while living their RV dream features go-getters Nov 16, 2021

John and Kathy Huggins, who are both in their 70s today, were lifted out of relative obscurity by a single idea to embrace a new hobby and teach others to join them along the way.

John worked at an industrial manufacturing facility for many years, and Kathy served as a receptionist. But, at 58,...

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105-year-old woman upset with 1:02 time in 100-meter dash go-getters news Nov 14, 2021

There is no doubting that Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins is motivated to keep active, even after marking her 105th trip around the sun.

But, after setting a world record in this month in the Louisiana Senior Games, Julia was disappointed when she crossed the finish line for the 100-meter...

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Kari Clark: Put fear behind you and step into your destiny features go-getters Nov 10, 2021

Kari Clark is a 56-year-old Minnesota native who lives in Stillwater. She has a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in therapeutic recreation with a background in sales, advertising, marketing and human services.

The "Self-Expressionist, Growth Catalyst & Inspiration...

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62-year-old man starts nationwide bike ride to stop cancer go-getters news Nov 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic was just beginning to take hold over the United States and the rest of the world when Bill Couzens felt the nudge to begin a healthier lifestyle. So he bought the last electric bike in the shop, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.

The gregarious 62-year-old has suffered...

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Indiana city offers seniors as 'Grandparents on Demand' news Nov 08, 2021

To attract new residents to Greensburg, Ind., the city halfway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati developed a unique incentive.

With the help of Tami Wenning, 57, and her husband, Dan, a new program offers to match volunteers with relocating families. Not only will volunteers provide free...

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