There’s nothing like a hard day’s work to keep you feeling young, at least according to the subjects of our 8 Over 80 special report.

While the nature of the work might differ – for example, the inventor of a legendary hot sauce is featured alongside a nun who feeds the homeless, there are profound similarities among the group. Perhaps the most striking characteristic is an enduring belief that what they do each and every day is more than just a job. Rather than punch a clock, these individuals have chosen careers and callings that speak to their sense of duty to their companies, communities, and co-workers.

Here are their stories.

Profiled:

Dr. George Berci

Maryanne Hayashi

Jaime Jarrín

Dion Neutra

Sister Alice Marie Quinn

Howard Ruby

Jose-Luis Saavedra

Larry Turman

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