Mark Twain said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” In that spirit, we begin a series of stories about senior adults defying odds and living life to the fullest.
A British couple (pictured above) became the world’s oldest newlyweds after tying the knot in June. The groom, 103-year-old George Kirby wed 91-year-old Doreen Luckie in front of 50 friends and family. Read more.
In 1946, Florence “Seesee” Rigney started working as a student nurse at the Tacoma General School of Nursing, then part of Tacoma General Hospital in Washington. Today, at age 90, she is the oldest working nurse and still serves patients at Tacoma General. Read more.
99-year-old Doreetha Daniels has witnessed the Civil Rights Movement, lived through two World Wars, and survived the Great Depression, and on June 8, 2015, she added one other milestone event to the list. She became one of the oldest college graduates – having graduated with an associate degree in social sciences from the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. Read more.
Dubbed The World’s Fittest Old Age Pensioner, 95-year-old Charles Eugster set the age group World Record in the indoor 200-meter sprint. Eugster has already shocked the sports world by continuing to successfully compete as an oarsman and bodybuilder.