It can drive you half crazy — deciding whether to retire. And if you do decide to retire, and then realize you weren’t ready, it’s quite possible you’ll feel like you’ve gone completely mad.
Zachary Cabanski is a senior at UNLV. He plans to become a teacher. He almost flunked out.
Tracy Rodgers was the reigning 2011 Ms. Nevada when she was in an horrific car accident. She had to endure 29 surgeries and she deals with pain every day. Still, she’s now competing to become Ms. America during a competition in Brea, California, on Sept. 3.
Joseph Konicek did two tours in Vietnam. A retired installer of floor coverings, he is 70 percent disabled from post-traumatic stress disorder. He also has battled prostate cancer and urges men to be tested.
Studies show baby boomers turn to alternative medicine when conventional scientific practices don’t work. Mary Vovsi, a resident of northwest Las Vegas, found that acupuncture got rid of her sciatica.
Amanda Galvan, 16, won a prestigious graphic design competition in the U.S. that was open to university students. She also took eighth place in international competition.
Sister Xiomara Mendez-Hernadez left a career in high fashion to become a nun. She says she felt empty designing clothes for the wealthy. She now works as a chaplain for St. Rose Dominican Church-Siena campus.
Don Bernard is a lawyer and teacher who once dreamed of becoming a priest. Though Bernard decided against joining the priesthood, he has spent his adult life reaching out to those who are less fortunate.
Studies in the past three years show that baby boomers are becoming inceasingly obese and unhealthy because they eat too much. Heart problems, arthritis, diabetes and decreased mobility are only a few problems caused by being overweight.
Brad Carson wears reminders from his career with the Nevada Department of Public Safety on his skin every day. He says life is a great adventure.