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Many people believe the golden years are a time for rest and quiet reflection on their past. However, quite a few older adults believe the exact opposite and get a major rush from participating in exciting activities that some younger people won’t even attempt. Redondo Beach elderly care professionals discuss the impressive lives and accomplishments of 5 seniors who are determined to continue seeking out thrills later in life.
When Dick Lippert’s wife Cynthia decided to become a minister, the former telecommunications CEO realized he needed a weekend hobby. In April 2000, the car fanatic and self-proclaimed “adrenaline junkie” took a few courses at a Skip Barber Racing School and just 5 years later, at age 61, he took the win at the Masters National at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Born in 1934, this retired teacher from Wales made the record books as the oldest female skydiver. Price began skydiving at age 54 and has jumped over 1,100 times, proving it’s never too late to discover a thrilling passion.
At age 80, Japanese mountain climber Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to hike to the top of Mount Everest. It was his third adventure to the summit after he earned a world record at age 70 for the oldest person to reach the top. Miura believes in never giving up on dreams because they can come true.
Some stunt performers parlay a background in athletics to pursue a Hollywood career, while others begin as actors and move into stunts. Harrison Ford does it all, having performed all his own stunts while filming the Indiana Jones series, a role that required him to dangle from helicopters and crash cars into buses. Today, the 74 year old still performs his own stunts.
One her 100th birthday, Doris Long set a world record after abseiling down a 300-foot tower in her native England. To outdo herself, the following year she did it again. Long claims she does not feel afraid and that she never has felt fear.
Let these amazing seniors serve as inspiration to your loved one to never give up on his or her dreams and to make lifestyle changes that can help him or her remain healthy enough to achieve them. At Home Care Assistance, we offer a revolutionary program called the Balanced Care Method, which is designed to encourage seniors to exercise often, eat well, and focus on other lifestyle factors that have shown to increase longevity. We also offer specialized Parkinson’s, post-stroke, and Alzheimer’s care Redondo Beach seniors can rely on. For more information on our in-home care services, call one of our knowledgeable Care Managers at (310) 504-0506 to schedule a free in-home consultation.