Healthy Living – Stories of Inspiring Seniors
On Saturday at the National Push-Pull Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships in Phoenix, Sy Perlis easily hoisted a 187.2-pound weight over his chest, at age 91! That broke the record lift of 135 pounds that had been in . . . → Read More: 91 Year Old Sy Perlis Breaks World Weight-Lifting Record
80-Year-Old John Pistone stays in tremendous shape by working out daily. He is living proof you do not have to be old and 80. In fact, he is in better shape than many who are decades younger. When . . . → Read More: 80 Years Old Does Not Have to Be Old!
80-Year-old Derek Porter has run 16 marathons and more than 100 half-marathons. He runs up to five times a week and still competes in 10k races. He took up running when he was about 40. Watch Jeremy Winter’s interview . . . → Read More: 80-Year-Old Runner Still Competing in 10K Events
Dorothy Custer demonstrates one of the secrets of her longevity to Jay Leno. It’s comedy! She has appeared twice on “The Tonight Show.” As a teacher some years ago, she found a better reaction from her students if she . . . → Read More: Still Having Fun and over 100 Years Old
93-Year-old Dr. Charles Eugster took up bodybuilding at age 87. He is a 3-times world champion in master’s fitness events. From his blog on Facebook: “For young adults, strength and increase in muscle mass may not be a priority . . . → Read More: Combatting Age With Exercise
94-Year-old Emiel Pauwels and 95-year-old Ilmari Koppinen compete in the 100-meter dash. A surprising victory! Watch » See More Stories of Inspiring Seniors on . . . → Read More: The 100-Meter Dash For 90-Year-Olds!
Tenho Connable, a 93-year-old woman in Kalamazoo, Michigan will compete in a Las Vegas ballroom dance competition next week. She says, “I am often the only one in my age category. So that takes a little bit of the . . . → Read More: Another Ballroom Competition Next Week (For a 93-Year-Old!)
Roger Allsopp, at 70 years old, broke the World Record as the oldest man to swim the 21 nautical mile English Channel. The retired breast cancer surgeon did so in under 18 hours beating the previous slightly younger world . . . → Read More: 70-Year-Old Is the Oldest Man to Swim the English Channel
82-Year-Old Ironman, Lew Hollander, recommends “going anaerobic” with an exercise program every day, rather than taking supplements. Check with your doctor before undertaking any exercise program. Watch » See More Stories of Inspiring Seniors on . . . → Read More: Longevity Secrets from an 82-Year-Old Ironman
97-Year-old gymnastic instructor, Liesel Weiser, a former ballet dancer, has been teaching physical fitness for the last 75 years. She continues to teach gym and ballet to residents in her retirement home. Watch a video of her taken . . . → Read More: 97-Year-Old Exercise Teacher
One simple act of kindness to help someone in need, by Bus Driver Kristian Doubledee in Winnipeg, Canada, may have helped move a nation, or two, to focus on the true meaning of Christmas — giving and helping others. . . . → Read More: One Voluntary Act of Kindness Could Start a Movement to Help Those in Need
Thirty-six years ago Tony Lampa and three of his neighbors saw that good tomatoes were going to waste because the tomato vines in their gardens and back yards were producing more beautiful tomatoes than they were able to eat. . . . → Read More: Seniors in their 70s and 80s Volunteer to Help Distribute Food to Those in Need
95-year-old Ida Keeling set a world sprinting record, running 60 meters in 29.86 seconds. She is 4-foot-6 inches and 83 pounds. She began running when she was 67 and has been running ever since. She trains by lifting weights, . . . → Read More: America’s Oldest Sprinter at 95!
Opera singer and conductor Placido Domingo, now in his 70s, was recently named as the new goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said, in a ceremony at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters, . . . → Read More: Placido Domingo – in His 70s and No Plans to Retire
Strong, quick and fearless Frances Woofenden from West Palm Beach Florida is also 81 years old! She never tried water skiing until she was 50 years old. She now skis five days a week and is the number one . . . → Read More: 81-Year-Old Champion Water Skier
Contributed By Shirley A. Woods EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous post, our dear friend Jackie Barber told the inspiring story of how she is overcoming the dreaded Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) that eighteen months ago left her completely paralyzed . . . → Read More: Caregiving for a Dear Friend with Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS): Part II of a Hope-Inspiring Story
100 Year Old Suzie Dixon of the UK is still driving her own car at age 100. She started driving a 1920′s “Bull Nose Morris” car in the early 1930′s, and she has been driving ever since — over . . . → Read More: Still Driving – Safely – at 100 Years Old
90-Year-Old Charlie Futrell was believed to be the oldest person to finish a USA Triathlon-sanctioned race. He finished more than 120 triathlons and six IronMan competitions in Hawaii since he started competing in his 60s. Watch » See . . . → Read More: 90-Year-Old Triathlete
At 96 years old, Mann Kaur runs another half Marathon! She has won medals at various similar events around the world. Mann Kaur has been called, “someone who truly defies age.” Her secret: “A daily brisk walk, fitness training . . . → Read More: Mann Kaur, 96-Year-Old Woman, a Half Marathon Runner
Recent studies of people who are healthy, alert and active at age 100 have found that lifestyle appears to be the secret to their remarkable health and longevity. Among the key factors identified: a healthy diet; daily low-intensity exercise . . . → Read More: What are the Secrets of Living to Be Healthy & Active at 100 Years Old?
91-Year-Old Olivia Turner is a contestant on New Zealand’s TV show “Got Talent.” When asked whether she was affected by the a series of devastating earthquakes which occurred in New Zealand two years ago, Ms Turner simply answered; ‘Yes, . . . → Read More: New Zealand’s Talented 91-Year-Old Singer Olivia Turner
Why do some people live and maintain their zest for life well past 95? Is it a passion for life, or longevity genes? Watch a short video about the life of Dr. Harold Laufman, who served as professor of . . . → Read More: Secrets of Superagers: Loving to Live or Longevity Genes?
Edith Mama Randolph, the Oldest Gospel Recording Artist, was over 100 years old when she recorded “Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?” She was 99 when she was approached about making an album. She sang without printed . . . → Read More: Oldest Gospel-Recording Artist
93 Year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world’s oldest yoga teacher. She says:
”My doctor when he did the hip replacement said you won’t be able to do this, you won’t be able to do that. I said I don’t . . . → Read More: Guinness World Record Holder for Oldest Yoga Teacher
Watch Dr. William Bell, world record holder in pole vault in his age group, clear 7 feet, 2 inches! Dr. Bell is 90 years old! He is the father of former Olympic Pole Vaulter, Earl Bell. In this video . . . → Read More: 90-Year-Old World Record Holder in Pole Vault
What can you do after you reach the age of 90? The possibilities may be almost limitless. So demonstrate the many extraordinary people in their 90s and 100s who were featured by filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz in a documentary . . . → Read More: What is Possible After Age 90?
Arkade (“Alex”) Nastaskin, performing with his instructor, international ballroom dance professional Liene Di Lorenzo, wowed the crowd with an impressive International Tango and Slow Foxtrot at the Goldcoast Ballroom Showcase on July 10, 2012 (videos below). At the Florida . . . → Read More: Alex Nastaskin is Competitive Champion in Ballroom Dance
The Louisiana Tigerettes, a winning women’s basketball team, is proving how effective exercise can be in keeping you young. The Tigerettes have an impressive record of 195 wins and only 5 losses, and they have earned seven gold medals . . . → Read More: The Tigerettes – Winning Basketball Team at Ages 65 to 75
Nola Ochs, the World’s Oldest College Graduate at age 95, set another world record by earning her Masters Degree at 98 Years Old! Now she is writing a book at age 100! Nola is pictured at left, at 98 . . . → Read More: Nola Ochs, World’s Oldest Masters Degree at Age 98, Now Writing a Book at 100 Years Old!
Jenny Paulisinecz (95 Years old!) performed an impressive Tango with her instructor Alex Koulik at the July 10, 2012 Showcase at Goldcoast Ballroom in Coconut Creek, Florida. When Alex and Tanya Koulik, “Jenny started dancing 20 years ago after . . . → Read More: Jenny Paulisinecz Performs the Tango – at 95 Years Old!
It’s never too late to start your career as a singer. Jenny Cutler proves that point. She says, “Better late than never!” View Jenny’s thrilling performance on Britain’s Got Talent … at Age 80! » View more Stories of . . . → Read More: Jenny Cutler – Discovered on Britain’s Got Talent at Age 80
At 103, Mrs. Matsu Yamazaki is healthy and still enjoys working in her Tokoyo store with her son. She loves to chat with the customers. Some scientists say centenarians like Mrs. Yamazaki may have special genes that are associated . . . → Read More: 103 Years Old & Still Working in the Family Store
Ruth Frith was the oldest woman athlete in the World Masters Games in Sydney in 2009. She participated in the long jump, the triple jump, shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw. She trains six days a . . . → Read More: Ruth Frith – Oldest Sportswoman of the World (98 years)
Contributed By Jackie Barber EDITOR’S NOTE: Our dear friend Jackie Barber tells the moving story of how she is overcoming the dreaded Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) that one year ago left her completely paralyzed from neck to toe. This . . . → Read More: Overcoming Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) – A Hope-Inspiring Story of Courage & Determination
Charin Yuthasastrkosol began ballet at age 47. She is now over 80 and in the Guiness Book World Record for Oldest Ballerina. Watch . . . → Read More: World’s Oldest Ballerina/Guiness World Record
Allan Stewart graduated with a Master of Clinical Science degree from Southern Cross University at the age of 97. He received a law degree from Australia’s University of New England in 2006. Watch . . . → Read More: 97-Year-Old Man Becomes the Oldest University Graduate
Watch Matilda Klein’s Quickstep of skips, hops and runs. You may be surprised! . . . → Read More: 94-Year-Old Does The Quickstep!
Olivia Neubauer is still going strong and still in the classroom teaching reading at 100-years old! She started teaching in 1935. Watch this report by NBC News on this remarkable and inspiring woman » See more Stories of . . . → Read More: Olivia Neubauer – 100-Year-Old Teacher
A 105-year-old Hollywood, Florida woman has been sorting and delivering mail as a volunteer at Memorial Regional Hospital for the past 38 years. Watch a report by Kerry Sanders, NBC’s Nightly News (starts with a commercial) » See more . . . → Read More: 105-Year-Old Volunteer
Judge Wesley E. Brown was the oldest active federal judge in the nation’s history. He passed on recently at age 104. He reduced his caseload when his health declined in recent months. Watch a 2008 WSU Alumni Presentation Award . . . → Read More: The Oldest Active Federal Judge
Bholaram Das is the oldest student in the world enrolled in a doctorate program. He enrolled for the doctorate program at age 98. In the past he has been a teacher, a lawyer and a judge. Watch . . . → Read More: 100-Year-Old Man Studying for a Doctorate Degree
Seth Glickenhaus has been trading on Wall Street since the 1920′s. In an interview with Anthony Mason he says, “I love the challenge and I love the stress involved. And I think that’s what kept me alive. And has . . . → Read More: The Oldest Stockbroker on Wall Street
Now 100 years old, Kenneth Wood is still cutting hair as he has since 1927. He works six days a week: Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. He has no plans . . . → Read More: 100-Year-Old Barber
Edna Hibel: Capturing the Essence of Mother & Child Through Art Story and Photos by Krista Martinelli Founder & Editor, AroundWellington® Magazine www.HibelMuseumOfArt.org or call 561-622-5560 to reserve your seat. Hibel’s biography by Shawn McAllister, a coffee-table sized book . . . → Read More: Edna Hibel: Renowned Artist Still Painting 12 Hours a Day in Her 90s
Lillian Field Berkowitz, Age 102 Lillian Field Berkowitz, Age 102, and Phil Palma, her current dance partner & instructor Lillian Berkowitz (maiden name: Lillian Field) was a glamorous stage actress and acrobatic dancer on Broadway & Vaudeville during the . . . → Read More: Lillian Field Berkowitz – Impromptu Tango Showcase at Age 102!
For inspiration, view this video by Doug Snyder about the remarkable Bel Kaufman. She is a teacher, lecturer, and author of the best selling humorous novel, Up The Down Staircase. At age 100, she gave a college course on . . . → Read More: Bel Kaufman – An Inspiration at Age 100
Lloyd Brown was one of the last remaining WWI veterans. He passed away in 2007. Frank Buckles, WWI and WWII veteran, died at age 110 in February of this year. Watch Lloyd Brown » Watch Frank Buckles . . . → Read More: Two of The Last Remaining WWI Veterans Lived to 105 and 110
Fauja Singh ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours and 25 minutes. In 2003 he ran the Toronto marathon in five hours and 40 minutes. Watch Fauja Singh reflect on his views of healthy living (English subtitles)from Sangat . . . → Read More: 100-Year-Old Man Finishes a 26-Mile Marathon
90-Year-Old tap dancer, Bonnie Buchner performs on the CBS show “Live to Dance.” Watch»
It will take Diana Nyad an estimated 60 hours to complete the swim between Cuba and Florida. More medical experts believe even people in their eighties can build significant muscle strength in weeks. “We used to think there was . . . → Read More: Today 61-Year-Old Diana Nyad Begins Her 103-Mile Swim
According to the United States Department of Labor, Arthur Winston was the most reliable worker ever chronicled. He was awarded the “Employee Of The Century” citation by the President of the U.S. in 1996. He was absent only one . . . → Read More: Arthur Winston, Employee Of The Century, Lived To Be 100
Toyo Shibata is now celebrating her 100th birthday. She said, “I work hard to improve every day.” She has already sold 1.5 million copies of her book “Don’t Lose Heart.” Watch her story on ABC News Video» video platformvideo . . . → Read More: Japan’s Best-Selling Poet Began Writing At 92
Watch a segment of a PBS documentary, featuring people 90 plus living extraordinary and passionate lives, by filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz»
A daily bike ride with Octavio Orduno at 103. Watch » See More Stories of Inspiring Seniors on . . . → Read More: Active At 103-Years-Old
112-Year-old Walter Breuning is currently the oldest man in America. He lives in an assisted living center, but needs little assistance. He is not on any medicine and attributes his good health to watching what he eats and maintaining . . . → Read More: The Oldest Man In America
YONE MINAGAWA, born in 1893 and now 114 years old, lives in Japan. She attributes her long life to a healthy diet rich in fish and rice. . . . → Read More: World’s Oldest Woman
Having a passion and not letting things bother you is a great start according to medical research! Gertrude Matthews plays the piano at a Palm Beach restaurant for two hours a night, twice a week. Watch her on ‘World . . . → Read More: Secrets From A 101-Year-Old Life Of The Party
The last remaining Ziegfeld Girl passed away at age 106 in 2010. Watch Doris Eaton Travis dancing at . . . → Read More: Dance Performance At 101-Years-Old
A 98-year-old Japanese man’s story of how he keeps physically and mentally fit. Watch an excerpt from the PBS documentary “The Art of . . . → Read More: A Healthy Body and Mind at 98-Years Old
Watch a 94-year-old champ run the 100 yard dash»
10 Finalists have been announced in the Connecting Generations Video Challenge being sponsored by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) in honor of Older Americans Month, May, 2011. Public voting is open and ends May 27, to select the . . . → Read More: Vote by May 27 to Select Winner of Video Contest for Older Americans Month
Veatrice Henson, a 99-year-old Missouri woman proves you are never too old to help those in need. See Marissa Cleaver’s NBCActionNews report » See More Stories of Inspiring Seniors . . . → Read More: A 99-Year-Old Inspiration
Lou Batori – at Age 100! – is still a competitive snow skier! He is a member of the “70+ Competitive Snow Skiers Club” in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The club boasts several skiers in their 80s and 90s. But, . . . → Read More: A Centenarian Competitive Snow Skier
Australian centenarian Dorothy de Low, at the 15th World Veterans Table Tennis Championships 2010 in China, wows the crowd. Watch from NewsOnABC»
Olive Stephens will not be seeking a 20th term as mayor of Shady Shores, Texas! After 48 years of public service, Ms Stephens is pleased to leave her town debt-free with money in the bank. She said this might . . . → Read More: 94 Year-Old Mayor Completes Almost 50 Years Of Public Service!
87 year old Salsa dancer. Watch it past the 2 minute mark for quite a surprise»
In 2001, John Basinger completely memorized John Milton’s 10,565-line poem Paradise Lost after eight years. In 2001 and 2008 he recited the entire classic in three eight-hour days. Watch this 76 year old recite No Tuna For The Moth . . . → Read More: Exceptional Memory is Made, Not Born. Studies Suggest Cognitive Expertise In Later Adulthood
Laughter can be contagious. Here’s a couple, Marlow & Frances Cowan, married 62 years, spreading a good kind of happy contagion at the Mayo Clinic. They say that “laughter, love and The Lord” have kept them young. This Video . . . → Read More: Viral Happiness: How To Reach 7 Million People When You’re 90 Something!
Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961), known as “Grandma Moses” began painting in her 70s. As a renowned American folk artist, her paintings were used to publicize American holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and . . . → Read More: Inspiring Senior: Grandma Moses – Productive and Famous beginning in her 70s
Jack LaLanne, known as “the godfather of fitness” was born September 26, 1914. He has published numerous books on fitness and hosted a fitness television show between 1951 and 1985, among many other accomplishments. Watch him in this interview . . . → Read More: Jack & Elaine LaLanne Interview at age 95