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92-year-old finds purpose in carving bowls for charities go-getters news Sep 30, 2022

When 92-year-old Robert Gaines escapes to his garage almost daily, he does so to turn discarded wood into new bowls.

In other words, he finds purpose by repurposing wood others would consider to be junk. Doing so re-energizes him, The Burg reported.

A salesman by trade, he retired 30 years ago...

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Grieving mom finds purpose fighting fentanyl deaths go-getters news Sep 26, 2022

After losing her 35-year-old son to fentanyl, Melanie Madden was driven to a new sense of purpose to help prevent more needless deaths from the deadly substance.

“I feel like I have a mission to get the message to our lawmakers to do something about the flooding of fentanyl into our...

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AARP Purpose Award recipient provides help to poor neighborhood go-getters news Sep 21, 2022

Rev. Jamesetta Ferguson is the president and CEO of Molo Village CDC, a distressed neighborhood in Louisville, Ky., where she provides services to mostly Black and poor residents.

She is also a 2022 recipient of the Purpose Award given by AARP (formerly called the American Association of Retired...

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Abysmal diets cause life expectancy to plummet news Sep 14, 2022

This isn't good news for people over 50 who have big hopes and dreams for the second half of their lives.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study a while ago indicating the projected lifespan for American men is 73.2 years and 76.1 years for women. In fact, after...

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Soldier finds purpose in powerlifting news Sep 05, 2022

When Timothy Burnell was in high school, he struggled to bench press 135 pounds. Today, the U.S. Army soldier just took first place in a powerlifting competition at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, the Army reported.

He secured the honor after lifting a combined weight of 1,529 pounds in bench...

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52-year-old New Yorker bikes to all 50 state capitols go-getters news Sep 02, 2022

There are people who challenge themselves to ride bicycles across their state, and even from coast-to-coast. But, Bob Barnes is a different man of determination.

The 52-year-old resident of Syracuse, N.Y., set a goal to bike in all 50 state capitols. Once there, he snapped a selfie in front of...

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AARP announces 2023 Purpose Prize recipients news Aug 25, 2022

Five people who put their knowledge and life experiences to work solving challenging social problems were honored with a Purpose Prize by the American Association of Retired People (AARP).

Each recipient will receive $50,000 for use by their non-profit organizations during a ceremony Oct. 25....

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Grieving New York parents share daughter's story of struggle go-getters news Aug 12, 2022

Jack and Linda Mazur lost their 35-year-old daughter, Emilee, to anorexia in 2016.

Today, the New York couple is sharing Emilee's story of struggle in hopes that no other lives are lost to eating disorders.

"The statistic I tell people — and they're shocked — but every 52 minutes...

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Forward From 50 featured on USA Global TV news videos Jul 16, 2022

I had a wonderful interview yesterday with Dr. Jacalyn Kerbeck, the founder of the USA Global TV Network and co-host of the Loving Longevity show along with Annie Bush.

The three of us spent nearly 50 minutes talking about why purpose matters so much in helping seasoned citizens to live longer,...

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Science confirms seniors who socialize are happiest, more purposeful news Jul 09, 2022

It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to people who hang around retirement communities, but a new study released this week confirmed that older adults who socialize are more fulfilled with a greater sense of purpose.

The study was conducted by the Department of Psychological and...

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