by Martha Khlopin, Radio Host of “A Medicare Moment with Martha”
The 33rd Annual Good Life Expo is returning to your favorite spot, the Blaisdell Center, for first-class entertainment and fun. A few years ago, I had the pleasure of listening to 89-year-old Tony Bennett as he astounded the audience with his greatest hits, including his classic It’s the Good Life and another showstopper, his a capella performance of I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Diana Ross, who also appeared at the Blaisdell, sang beautifully and wowed the audience with six full costume changes consisting of floor length gowns complete with feathers and sequins—all at 70 years of age. At age 69, Carlos Santana also recently performed his hits, including my favorite, Maria, Maria, as a video of his appearances in Hawai‘i from the 1960s screened.
What do these great performers all have in common — besides headlining at the Blaisdell? They are over 65, still working and may qualify for Medicare. If you or someone you know is 65 or will be soon, don’t miss this year’s Good Life Expo, where you can talk to experts, ask questions, find useful resources and enjoy stellar entertainment. The event is scheduled for Sept. 22, 23 and 24. I will be at the Kaiser Permanente table this year, booths 330 and 331, so please stop by and let’s talk about “The Good Life!”