The Fountain of Youth Has a Net
When my dad took up ping-pong in his 70s, he was looking for a hobby. What he found instead was true friendship—and a way to beat back time.
WRITING BY LAURA ARENSCHIELD
PHOTOS BY MARY BETH KOETH
Flying into Friday with longtime AARP members Nick and Lita Oppegard! The two have been married 41 years, flying the whole time. They are pictured here in their 1929 biplane. Of their travels Nick said, "Just because we're older doesn't mean that we are in any way less capable of savoring and sharing grand adventures."
Art Director: Katrina Zook
Retouching: Violaine Bernard
Hair | Makeup: Lindsey Mataccheiro
Mario the Empanada Man for AARP