What’s the secret to a long, healthy life? Friends!
Posted on October 9, 2019
FRIENDS FUEL THE LIFE FORCE
There are many keys to active aging, proven pathways to a life of passion and purpose. If there is one thing that makes all of the keys more effective, it’s socialization. No matter what you’re doing, doing it with others is good for your health and wellbeing. Friends fuel the life force. Just ask 103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins.
We’re celebrating International Council on Active Aging’s Active Aging Week presented by Humana, October 1-7. Active Aging Week is a powerful reminder to all of us, no matter how young or old, that it’s never too soon or too late to dramatically improve the quality of our life in the years and decades ahead. Active Aging Week shows that we can all, regardless of age or health conditions, live life more fully.
When we first met 13-year-old Talia Joy Castellano, she’d already been battling cancer for more than half of her young life. She was also a rising YouTube star thanks to her makeup tutorials and she had two dreams — to appear on Ellen’s talk show and to spread the word about the dire need for funding to cure pediatric cancer.
She lived to see both dreams come true but she still needs your help. September is Childhood Cancer Month and we’re joining the chorus of those pleading for help. Talia battled until her last breath to spread the word that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children in the United States but research to find a cure is tragically underfunded. In fact, in the past 25 years ONLY ONE new cancer drug has been approved for pediatric cancer. We spoke to Talia’s mother about her daughter’s final wish.