Capture the Moment: Ryokichi

In 2012, 94-year-old Ryokichi Kawashima walked into the city office of Tokyo to register as a candidate in Japan’s parliamentary election. He paid for his campaign from his pension savings, which had been earmarked for his funeral. He felt compelled to enter the political race after watching the major party candidates debate on TV and […]

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Capture the Moment: Jose

José Grant became a pilot shortly after World War I, having been inspired by an uncle who was one of the first people to fly around the world. During World War II, he flew high-ranking military and political figures to their destinations as part of his job with TWA, and when the war ended, he […]

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Capture the Moment: Marion

At 94, Marion Grassi of the Kendal Continuing Care Retirement Community in Hanover, NH, thrives in her daily activities of exercise, visiting friends, reading to the blind, and engaging in interesting discussions. She believes in being productive and doing things for other people. What’s your philosophy? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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Capture the Moment: Clarence

At 105 years old, Clarence Griffith is north Texas’ oldest volunteer. Every week, he drives his own car to Baylor University Medical Center to volunteer his time to help patients and comfort families. His drive to volunteer began when he was 94 years old. He was a patient at Baylor, receiving a triple bypass, and […]

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National Assisted Living Week

It’s National Assisted Living Week, where we celebrate those served by assisted living communities. This year’s theme, which runs from September 9 – 15, is “Capture the Moment.” The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is hoping that this theme will inspire residents to seize the day and realize their dreams as well as reflect […]

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