May 4, 2015
George White, 80, stays socially connected by volunteering for the West Springfield police department. He and his wife, Betty, also 80, stay connected with friends.
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Bill and Betty Kenealy, of Springfield, make it a point to socialize regularly with their long-time friends, many of whom are other couples they met through work and through the activities of their five children. They’ve watched their children become adults, worked, retired and even survived cancer. Now they’re living together in a retirement community in Springfield. Bill is 85 and Betty is 81.