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The Age Of Happiness: 60-And-Older Seniors Destroying Age Stereotypes

Published 5 years ago

Modern Western society seems to value youth as the ultimate key to success and admiration, so it can be easy to feel uncomfortable about your inevitable old age. That’s why examples of elderly people rediscovering themselves later in life are so encouraging, inspiring, and heartwarming. That was the idea behind “The Age of Happiness” project.

Russian journalist and photographer Vladimir Yakovlev is the man behind this international project, which aims to change your perspective towards life after 60, 70, 80, or even 100. Yakovlev travels all around the world to find older people who have beautiful stories to tell of how they found their new passions (many of which are rather physically challenging) when others would have thought their active days were far behind them.

Follow the links bellow to see more inspiring stories on The Age of Happiness.

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78-year-old Skateboarded Lloyd Kahn decided that the time had come for him to try skateboarding at 65

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72-year-old Ruth Flowers Decided To Become A Club Dj At 68

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Doris Long, 100, Took Up Industrial Climbing When She Was 85

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70-Year-Old Annette Larkins Looks Like She Just Turned 40 Thanks To Raw Vegan Diet

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102-year-old Cyclist Robert Marchand

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Lynn Ruth Miller, 80, Stand Up Comedian, Started Doing Stand-up Comedy At 70

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Greta Pontarelly, 61, Pole Dancer

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96-year-old Mountain Skier Alexander Rozental

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78-Year-Old Bodybuilder Jim Morris became a vegetarian when he was 50 and a vegan 15 years later

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61-year-old Cindy Joseph is Active In Physical Fitness, Works As A Photo Model, And Runs A Popular Video Blog

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70-year-old Dr. Jeffrey Life Started To Take Fitness Pretty Seriously At The Age Of 60

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87-Year-Old Ice Skater Yvonne Dowlen

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Pat And Alicia Moorhead, 81 And 66-Year-Old Skydivers

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Duan Tzinfu, 73, Tzinfu Performs Moves That Are So Complex That Even Young Athletes Can’t Compete

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Valentin Badich, 75, Dances The Boogie-Woogie, Rockabilly Etc.

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Madonna Buder, 83, A Marathon Runner And A Nun

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John Lowe, 95, from  Ely, Cambridgeshire, took up ballet at the age of 80

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Paul Fegen, 78, A Magician. Former Multi-millionaire, Now He Makes His Living Doing Card Tricks

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Jacqueline Murdock Became A Model Being 82 Years Old

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