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Mayor Hannemann congratulates 'Forever Young' winners

L-R: Tom Moffat, Mary Y. Matayoshi, Rose Nakamura, Daniel B. T. Lau, Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Dept. of Community Services Director Debbie Kim Morikawa, William Paty, James W.Y. Wong, Dr. Satoru Izutsu L-R: Tom Moffat, Mary Y. Matayoshi, Rose Nakamura, Daniel B. T. Lau, Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Dept. of Community Services Director Debbie Kim Morikawa, William Paty, James W.Y. Wong, Dr. Satoru Izutsu

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Winners of the first "Honolulu Forever Young" awards were honored in Waikiki Tuesday.

The winners were selected based on the successes of their current careers, contributions to the community and healthy life style.

Mayor Mufi Hannemann says these award recipients are changing the way people think about aging and retirement.

"These seven winners are pace-setters of a new standard for the rest of us to follow," said Hannemann.  "They recognize that there are many opportunities and ways to stay active and healthy and contribute to our community after reaching the age of 65."

Winners of the Honolulu Forever Young awards were:

Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Senior Associate Dean for Administration, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Daniel B. T. Lau, Chairman of the Board/Corporate Secretary, Finance Factors, Ltd.,

Mary Y. Matayoshi, Executive Director, Volunteer Resource Center of Hawaii

Tom Moffatt, Owner, A Tom Moffatt Production

William Paty, Trustee, Mark A. Robinson Trust

James W. Y. Wong, President, James Wong and Associates

Rose Nakamura, Co-Founder & Administrator, Project Dana (Manawale`a Award)

All winners are 65 or older, work at least 19 hours per week, and live in the City and County of Honolulu.

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