Too old to become an indie star? Hmm.. we think not! This is 70-year-old Linda Perhacs from Topanga, Calif. Although Linda spent most of her life working as a dental hygienist, she now finds herself recording and performing for an indie label. It’s never to make your dreams come true. Go Linda! Via New York Times
"The army stationed me down South when I was younger, and I couldn’t even use the same bathroom as white people. But things have changed so much. The younger generation isn’t nearly as racist. I’ve been sitting here for fifty years. So much has changed. This neighborhood used to be all black. A white person couldn’t even walk down this street. All the races kept to themselves. Now you’ve got Indians talking to Pakistanis, blacks talking to whites, everybody is here and learning from each other’s cultures. I’ve been sitting here for 50 years. Things are getting better."
Following the footsteps of American Apparel, The Row and other designer brands, NARS Cosmetics has named 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling the new face of its 20th anniversary campaign. Wow, what a statement! We are excited to see more age diversity in cosmetics campaigns. Congratulations to Ms. Rampling, whose beauty is clearly timeless. Via @elle http://www.elle.com/news/beauty-makeup/nars-charlotte-rampling
Couple’s future in tearful turmoil after diagnosis of younger onset Alzheimer’s - Health and Medicine - The Sacramento Bee
A common misconception about Alzheimer’s disease is that diagnosis doesn’t occur until old age. In fact, thousands of Americans find themselves diagnosed at a much younger age. This is the heart wrenching story of two soulmates, Tracy Broshar and Jennifer Small, whose lives were changed forever after Jennifer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 49. Despite her deep concerns about what the future holds, Tracy continues to love and support Jennifer as the disease runs its course.
While people all over the country are bundled up indoors to avoid the harsh winter weather - Samuel Grimes,88, is up early delivering meals (and smiles) to his clients. His clients look forward to his daily visits because oftentimes, he is one of the few people they may interact with during the day. Grimes has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels since 1994 and hopes to continue volunteering for as long as he can. Wow! It’s amazing that one motivated man can make a huge difference for people in his community.
Meet 102-year-old Fauja Singh. He began training for marathons in his late 80’s and has since participated in marathons all over the world. Singh is living proof that age does not define who we are and what we are capable of. Is there something that you have always wanted to do? Do it! It’s never too late.
It was love at first sight when this couple met in 1952. After being married for 60 years, Edward and Floreen Hale died holding hands just hours apart. Edward Hale vowed to never leave his wife’s side, a promise he lived up to until his last breath. What a beautiful love story! Via New York Daily News