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Over the past six months I have had the good fortune to interview several participants in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics as a volunteer public relations and advertising coordinator for this event which is kicking off its 35 anniversary season tomorrow morning, Saturday, Sept. 9. I was lucky to meet these seniors and I am thankful they allowed me to tell their stories.
I would like to share one of these inspiring stories with you today, that of Joyce Tobias, 79, and her husband of 56 years, Tom Tobias,84, of Haymarket, Va. They are shown in the photo above I shot near their home in Prince William County, Va. As you will read, the Tobiases do not let age get in their way.
Below is their story along with a few other photos. If you happen to live in Northern Virginia Area, I would invite you, no I would urge you to attend one of the free NVSO events over the next two weeks that are listed at http://www.nvso.us. You will have fun, see some inspiring people and chances are you will walk away with a slightly less anxious view of growing old. Most people say they can wait to get old while people like the Tobiases embrace aging and they do it well. Please feel free to share this story and these photos with anyone you like. (please see story and photos below) Read more
Stack Full of Orchids at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA, by Rob Paine, Deep Creek Images