Who doesn’t love reading inspirational stories? Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of the stories put out by the media to inspire are about younger generations.
But seniors have a lot to give, too. Not only do they have inspiring and exciting life stories – they prove that age doesn’t have to be an obstacle to personal growth or doing what they love.
4 Seniors Who Won’t Let Age Slow Them Down
Here are just four seniors who have inspired those at Excellence Senior Living as of late.
1. John Mahoney, 73 – Actor
Mahoney didn’t get started in acting until his late 30s, at which time he quit is day job as the editor of a medical journal. He realized his job wasn’t bringing joy or fulfillment to his life. So, he decided to pursue his dream.
Since then, he’s become one of the most recognized faces in television – playing Martin Crane on Frasier for over a decade – as well as the highest paid British actor on U.S. television.
2. Kathryn Bigelow, 61 – Film Director
Kathryn Bigelow didn’t start out as a director. She transitioned from artist to director in the 1980s and has since become the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Director.
What was her reason for the career change? She had the desire to tell important stories that would reach a larger audience. The New York Times called her film The Hurt Locker “the best non-documentary American feature made yet about the war in Iraq.”
3. Charles Eugster, 95 – Athlete
At the age of 85, Eugster decided to take up running. Then, at age 93, he decided to compete in track and field. Since then, Eugster has been named:
- World Masters Rowing Champion,
- the Swiss National Fitness Champion,
- the European Masters Decathlete Champion,
- A Masters Bodybuilding champion.
4. Judy Collins, 78 – Singer, Songwriter
Ms. Collins has had a legendary career as a singer/songwriter for over 40 years. She’s been artistically and romantically linked to musical greats like Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Collins is also well-known for sharing her struggles with alcoholism and bulimia, and has been an advocate for change regarding the stigma around emotional struggles and suicide.
Your Life Can Be Just as Epic – It’s Never Too Late to Do What You Want
What these seniors have been able to accomplish isn’t because they’re rich or famous – it’s because of their passion for life their determination to live it to the fullest.
They’re proving that it’s never too late to reach for the stars, and they refuse to let something like age slow them down.
Every senior can have this same determination, and pursue the life, the work, the adventures they desire. When seniors harness this determination and passion – they’re unstoppable and are able to create a truly epic life!
Excellence Senior Living is committed to providing our seniors with the very best. That includes encouraging them to pursue their dreams no matter what their age. Contact us to find out more.