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Capture the Moment: Robert

How do you celebrate your birthday? I celebrate with cake, but on July 22, 2018, Seattle resident Robert Williamson celebrated his 100th birthday by jumping out of a plane, a tradition he started last year and one he plans to continue. Robert, who worked until the age of 88, credits having a passion and a […]

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Capture the Moment: Grandma Moses

In 1938, at the age of 78, Anna Mary Robinson Moses began her painting career. Prior to that, she had a passion for embroidering pictures with yarn, as well as for making quilted objects. Eventually, her arthritis made it too difficult to embroider, so she turned to painting, a passion she had since childhood. When […]

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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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