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Glimpses

On this page, Love of Aging is curating a collection of mini-profiles of some of the most interesting and inspiring role models we can find–people whose vibrancy and enthusiasm for life is only increasing as they age. We created a set of questions (a la Marcel Proust) designed to provide you with a glimpse into their hearts, minds, and lives.

Enjoy! And be on the lookout as we add new Glimpses to our collection.

Denise loves adventures, belly laughing, and having FUN! She’s lived in five states and two foreign countries, which proves she loves to travel and make new friends. Her Bucket List and Vision Board are her guiding forces.

Denise bike1. What is your idea of a moment of perfect bliss? Hot delicious coffee first thing on a quiet morning.

2. What was one of your biggest “aha” moments? That I CAN do big, physical things, i.e., completed a triathlon in my 20s; ran a ½ marathon in my 40s; surfed at 50 yrs. old; and completed two ‘virtual’ challenges in my late 50s.

3. What hopes and dreams did you have twenty years ago? To raise my daughters to be strong, independent women.

4. What do you love about aging? That I don’t look my age; that I do things that defy my age, rather than define my age.

5. What talent would you like to have? To be able to sing to an audience for three hours straight…and they like it. (Note: I can’t really sing)

6. What are you most proud of yourself for? My 35-year+ marriage (still going strong) to my high school sweetheart.

7. What would you like to be remembered for? Making people smile and feel heard and loved.

8. What do you most treasure? My husband & two daughters.

9. If you could invite 3 people - living or dead - to dinner, who would you invite? GREAT question. I’d invite Richard Branson, Rita Rudner, and the Dalai Lama.

10. If you could have one great adventure, what would it be? Travel to and stay for one month each in every major city, every US state, every world country, and on every continent.

11. What’s your favorite word? Reservations!

12. What’s your favorite sound? My kids laughing.

13. Who’s your favorite musician/band? Darius Rucker.

14. Among the places you have traveled to, what was your favorite? Bonaire.

15. What’s a place you would love to travel to and have never been to? Australia

16. What is your favorite guilty pleasure? Taco Bell tacos

17. Why did you choose to be a Love of Aging Community Circle Host? I love being with like-minded people, and I want to know and learn what they do and how they live in their 50s+. I always seek community, and I enjoy meeting new people.

 

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