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Larry Hayes. A 25 Year Journey Finally Comes True: Playing in a USTA National Championship

Every year for the past 25 years, Larry Hayes dreamed of captaining and playing in a USTA National Championship. It is the dream of every USTA tennis player/captain.

What he didn’t know that it would take 25 years, 50 teams and more than 500 players to get there!

“I never, ever stopped believing or trying to get to the Nationals but realized at age 75, time was starting to run out, “Hayes said. “It’s about the journey and not the destination but I’m very happy for myself and for my teammates. We did it together.”

Hayes plans to keep playing USTA tennis until he’s 85 but realizes that every time he steps on the tennis court, it could be his last.

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Featured Story

“I Learned to Play the Piano At 91”

By Alma Bond.

“As a child, I was uninterested in learning to play an instrument as I was preoccupied with becoming an actress. As an adult, I was busy raising three children and working hard at becoming a psychoanalyst. I may have understood psychoanalytic theory but I remained a musical ignoramus.” Read More

ActiveOver50 Workshops

San Francisco Bay Area

ActiveOver50 media is sponsoring a series of informative workshops for boomers and seniors on healthcare, money, housing, technology, retirement, travel and more.

If you’d like to partner and/or host a workshop with ActiveOver50, please email publisher Larry W. Hayes:

Recent Book Releases

"Second Wind"
Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life by Dr. Bill Thomas.

How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood?

When you begin to feel that the life you have been living is out of balance; when the need to perform, to hurry and to acquire is no longer compelling. It¹s like the moment when your favorite tennis shoes start to give you blisters. The way you¹ve been living your adult life doesn¹t  fulfill you anymore.

Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative thinkers in medicine, explains that a new life phase is beginning to emerge within our society. When the Baby Boom Generation came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, they jump-started a cultural revolution that shaped today¹s society. Now, many feel they are living a  life of frenzied disharmony. This out-of-balance feeling is a signal that you are ready for your second coming of age, your life beyond Adulthood--"Elderhood."

"Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health" by Dr. Walter M. Bortz, II. Oxford University Press.

Everyone agrees that our current healthcare system is broken. Dr. Walter Bortz II, M.D., believes that the emphasis should be on "prevention" instead of "disease." Unfortunately, there is NO money in prevention, he says. Our present healthcare model is corrupt, unduly focused on technology, exceedingly costly and too often irrelevant.

"Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to 50 Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler"

Part how-to-guide, part inspirational narrative, this delightful book details the world's best off-the-beaten path trips for the active 50+. Don Mankin is the travel, adventure columnist for ActiveOver50 magazine.