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.

Born and educated in New Zealand, Grant and his wife began their married life with what they thought would be a two year adventure living in Melbourne, Australia. Eleven years later they left Australia and moved to Cupertino, CA with their two daughers. Grant’s career in science, engineering, quality improvement, and team-building led to assignments in Europe before returning to Silicon Valley. His life-long quest for new experiences and challenges was fully satisfied as Marketing Director of a small manufacturing company until retirement in 2013.

Lavaman20181. What is your idea of a moment of perfect bliss? Soaking and swimming in warm ocean water.  

2. What was one of your biggest “aha” moments? Discovering at college that great results occur after doing the work!   

3. What hopes and dreams did you have twenty years ago? To enjoy a healthful retirement close to our children and grandchildren and the Pacific Ocean.

4. What do you love about aging? Expanding life with my wife Elizabeth while adapting to opportunity and circumstance.

5. What talent would you like to have? To relax through dance.

6. What are you most proud of yourself for? Sharing life with three strong and talented women, my wife and 2 daughters.  

7. What would you like to be remembered for? As a source of kindness and generosity.

8. What do you most treasure? Time spent with our grandchildren.

9. If you could invite 3 people - living or dead - to dinner, who would you invite? Bill Maher, Robin Williams, and John Lennon

10. If you could have one great adventure, what would it be? Searching for the world’s best hokey pokey ice cream.

11. What’s your favorite word? Serenity

12. What’s your favorite sound? Waves breaking on a beach

13. Who’s your favorite musician/band? Queen

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

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

16. What is your favorite guilty pleasure? Enjoying great ice cream.

17. Why did you choose to be a Love of Aging Community Circle Host? To reconnect with friends and create new relationships.

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