The Age Of Happiness: 60-And-Older Seniors Destroying Age Stereotypes
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.
78-year-old Skateboarded Lloyd Kahn decided that the time had come for him to try skateboarding at 65
72-year-old Ruth Flowers Decided To Become A Club Dj At 68
Doris Long, 100, Took Up Industrial Climbing When She Was 85
70-Year-Old Annette Larkins Looks Like She Just Turned 40 Thanks To Raw Vegan Diet
102-year-old Cyclist Robert Marchand
Lynn Ruth Miller, 80, Stand Up Comedian, Started Doing Stand-up Comedy At 70
Greta Pontarelly, 61, Pole Dancer
96-year-old Mountain Skier Alexander Rozental
78-Year-Old Bodybuilder Jim Morris became a vegetarian when he was 50 and a vegan 15 years later
61-year-old Cindy Joseph is Active In Physical Fitness, Works As A Photo Model, And Runs A Popular Video Blog
70-year-old Dr. Jeffrey Life Started To Take Fitness Pretty Seriously At The Age Of 60
87-Year-Old Ice Skater Yvonne Dowlen
Pat And Alicia Moorhead, 81 And 66-Year-Old Skydivers
Duan Tzinfu, 73, Tzinfu Performs Moves That Are So Complex That Even Young Athletes Can’t Compete
Valentin Badich, 75, Dances The Boogie-Woogie, Rockabilly Etc.
Madonna Buder, 83, A Marathon Runner And A Nun
John Lowe, 95, from Ely, Cambridgeshire, took up ballet at the age of 80