Category: Examples of People Engaging As They Age

84-Year-Old Wins Second-Largest U.S. Jackpot in History

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy You’re never too old to experience a life-changing event. On June 6, a Florida octogenarian won the second-largest U.S. jackpot in history, $590.5 million. And all because of the kindness of one stranger—who let this little old lady go ahead of her in… Read more »

89-year-old San Rafael Senior Launches Business with Grandson

  Pearl Malkin might just be the San Francisco Bay Area’s next great entrepreneur. An 89-year-old senior in San Rafael, she began using a cane when she got vertigo. She was depressed just looking at her plain black cane. So this enterprising octogenarian got a hot glue gun, silk flowers and a pair of scissors…. Read more »

1948 Gold Medalist Returns to London to Watch Bolt Win the 100M Dash

This week, Engage As You Age is blogging about three elderly Olympic athletes, who deserve to be recognized for their athletic achievements. See yesterday’s post on the oldest living American gold medalist, and check back tomorrow for another profile of one of the world’s oldest Olympic athletes—a 97-year-old gold medal swimmer!   Decades before Usain… Read more »

Nonagenarian Athletes Look Back on Medals of Olympic Past

This week, Engage As You Age is blogging about three elderly Olympic athletes, who deserve to be recognized for their athletic achievements. Check back tomorrow for another profile of one of the world’s oldest living Olympians—an 89-year-old track star!   In the glitz and glamour of the 2012 Olympic Games, it’s easy to forget that… Read more »

Nonagenarian Yogi Teaches Fellow Seniors

A nonagenarian woman in Delaware has been teaching yoga for 40 years—without charging a dime. And when she moved into a retirement community in 2005, she not only kept up her personal practice, but also began teaching yoga to her fellow assisted living residents. Nineteen seniors regularly attend her yoga classes. These yoga classes for… Read more »

‘Hope of Old Men’ Riding High Toward 2012 Games

In 1964, Hiroshi Hoketsu competed in his first Olympic games. Fast forward almost 50 years later—and he may now beat his own previous record as the eldest Japanese Olympian.  The 70-year-old senior qualified for this summer’s London games, and is awaiting formal announcements for the Japanese Equestrian team. Mr. Hoketsu has high hopes he’ll be… Read more »

Betty White and Friends Get ‘Off Their Rockers’ to Get Some Laughs

Ashton Kutcher, move over. Betty White has arrived. And she and her senior-citizen friends are finding new meaning in the term “punk’d.” Just in time for her 90th birthday, White debuted a new TV series, “Off Their Rockers,” a hidden camera show where elderly individuals prank the younger generation. The pranks capitalize on the endearing… Read more »

Occupy Goes Grey: As Seniors Demonstrate, Bank Shuts Down

With their wisdom and white hair, a group of elderly activists shut down a San Francisco Bank of America branch near Bernal Heights on Mission Street. Calling themselves “wild old women,” the group of 12 protesters ranged in age from 69 to 82. On Jan. 5, they traveled to the bank with their walkers and… Read more »

Grandma on the Bachelor: Did She Seal the Deal?

When the 16th season of ABC’s The Bachelor debuted tonight, we met the show’s oldest contestant! Or was she? Sheryl hobbled out of the limo on crutches and a knee brace, and professed her love to Bachelor Ben. During the previews leading up to the show, ABC let fans believe they had cast the oldest… Read more »

Strictly Engaged – S.F. Philanthropist, Hellman, Dies at 77

Three months ago, you could find this septuagenarian on stage with his bluegrass band, or in the Presidio, running his daily dose of 16 miles. Sadly, Warren Hellman, founder of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival and the Bay Citizen, died Sunday evening from complications of leukemia, his family said. He was 77. Hellman was certainly on to something…. Read more »



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