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Incredible Age: Living Your Best Life

Secrets to Growing Old Gracefully
Posted at 4:36 PM, Sep 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 19:36:59-04

Growing old gracefully. What does that mean for you?

KGUN 9 On Your Side presents a look at bridging the gap between generations and celebrating life through its many stages. This includes Southern Arizona's 50+.  Learn to plan a successful financial future, get appropriate medical coverage, work as long as you love what you do and pass on the knowledge to the next generation.

On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, KGUN 9 will host the Incredible Age Expo at the Desert Diamond Casino on Pima Mind Road.  Everyone is invited to attend and visit the many vendors on hand to demonstrate just what it takes to be ready for the big day -- Retirement.

We have an in-depth look at the generations of recent record from the Lost Generation born in 1890 to the Greatest generation that ever lived born in 1910, to Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, also known as the millennials, to Generation Z and now Alpha. They all have one thing in common, time marches on, but be ready.

First things, first, money.  Reporter Craig Smith has a look at planning your financial future responsibly.  There are several places to visit to get information on your Social Security estimates to whether you are ready to retire. Check out AARP.    

Passing along culture and heritage is equally as important. Priscilla Casper introduces us to Mama Louisa's here in Tucson.  They have recipes passed down generations to keep the family secrets alive for future generations to enjoy.              

When it comes to education, heading back to school is a good option for those with more time to spend on learning and teaching.  Kevin Boughton has a breakdown of the benefits of continued education on your aging mind. 

Medical should be on everybody's mind, especially when it comes time to retire.  Alexa Liacko breaks down your medical insurance must haves. You can also click on this CNN Money article on Insurance Basics.

Pima Air & Space Museum is also looking to make sure their most skilled volunteers pass the torch to future generations. Max Darrow introduces us to a volunteer working to restore warplanes and much more.

When it comes to retiring, not everyone is looking to do it.  Jennifer Martinez introduces us to a 90-year-old woman passionate about her job at a local Tucson fabric store. Claire Grunstein says if you love what you do, why stop.  

They say fitness is not stored, so when it comes to exercise, it's a lifelong commitment. Nine On Your Side's Whitney Clark has the exercise do's and don'ts as you age.

There are many more tips on AARP if you are planning to stay at the same house all your life or moving in with family. 


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