Grandma Zemfira’s secret to living a long life

Grandma Zemfira’s secret to living a long life

by Sevak Hakobyan When asked to reveal her secret to longevity, Grandma Zemfira lists a number of exotic-sounding herbs and vegetables. At 78, she still works every day, going to the fields and working the land. “The young ones joke that I’m healthier than them,” she...
A Quest for Healing

A Quest for Healing

by Sevak Hakobyan Armen’s fishhook is gathering dust in a drawer at his home. He’s been in a wheelchair for the past three months. He can’t even attend classes — let alone go fishing. The Kambulyans, who live in Ptghavan, a village in Armenia’s Tavush Region, know...
The joy of being pain-free again

The joy of being pain-free again

by Sevak Hakobyan “Every day, for ten years, I’ve walked ten kilometers to come from Jujevan to Noyemberyan,” recalls Nshanik Hovhannisyan, who has worked at the Noyemberyan Hospital from 1985 to 1995. Today, Hovhannisyan has come to Noyemberyan in a car, and somehow...

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