Tag: octogenarian

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 »

Hollywood Goes Gray With Films About Aging

Two of 2012’s best movies tackle the topic of getting older with honesty, humor and compassion. Two Must-See Films About Aging: Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut–as a septuagenarian no less–with “Quartet,” a funny and poignant tale of aging musicians living in a retirement home for retired opera singers. “What is it like to be… Read more »

Octet of Centenarians – Elder Friendships Centered Around Interests and Not Just Age

One of our regular blog readers recently contacted Engage As You Age and noted that they saw a short blurb about an octet of centenarians getting together in Lawrenceville, NJ at a nursing facility to celebrate their longevity. These group celebrations of being 100 turn out to be much more common than you might suspect…. Read more »

85-year-old inspires the masses at birthday fundraiser

When most people turn 65, they retire. They start golfing, perhaps, or start that knitting project they always wanted to start but never found the time to do so. Maybe they begin to volunteer, or host dinner parties, or read more books. Olga Murray is not most people. When she turned 65, she started a… Read more »

Happy birthday to Hollywood’s newest octogenarian

As most Americans lounge in the spring sunshine for Memorial Day, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars is celebrating his 80th birthday. Clint Eastwood turned 80 May 31. The legendary actor, writer and director has received five Academy Awards (the most recent of which he won at age 76!), five Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors… Read more »

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