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7 Inspirational Older Adults

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on

Aging doesn’t have to keep seniors from accomplishing their goals. In fact, many people inspire others once they enter their senior years. Here are some influential and inspiring senior citizens who continue to prosper in their careers and as activists.

1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

At the age of 84, Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to serve on the United States Supreme Court. She was the second woman to serve as a Justice of the Supreme Court, and she was nominated at the age of 60. Staying positive, active, social, and busy has kept Ginsburg strong and allows her to continue to fight for the rights of others. 

Staying active and busy can help seniors enjoy a higher quality of life. Maintaining a high quality of life can be challenging for some seniors, but professional caregivers can help them obtain this goal. Families can trust in Westport, CT, home care experts to help their elderly loved ones focus on lifestyle choices that increase the chances of living a longer and healthier life.  

2. Debbie Allen

From dancing to directing, Debbie Allen has done it all. She continues to dance in her senior years, and her robust physical health can be accredited to healthy eating habits, regular exercises, and sound lifestyle choices. Allen’s mind stays sharp because of the activities she is involved in, such as directing, acting, and writing. 

3. Arnold Schwarzenegger 

At the age of 70, Schwarzenegger has achieved more than the average person can dream of. He has been a bodybuilder, actor, author, businessman, investor, politician, and more. Even in his senior years, he continues to stay in good physical, mental, and emotional shape. Becoming a politician was inspirational for many of Schwarzenegger’s fans because he proved to be more than an action movie star. 

4. Tao Porchon-Lynch

At the age of 98, Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world’s oldest yoga instructor. Her accomplishments include being a dancer, wine expert, actress, and model. She has met and assisted many world leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Porchon-Lynch says she is going to continue teaching yoga until her last breath. Yoga is a form of exercise that keeps the mind, body, and soul healthy. 

Seniors who need assistance with exercise or other daily activities can benefit from professional in-home care. If your aging loved one needs occasional help with bathing, grooming, cooking, or other basic household tasks, or if you need time to attend to important personal matters, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of live-in and respite care. Westport seniors can maintain their independence while living at home with the help of our reliable respite caregivers.

5. Alice Waters

Waters is the 73-year-old founder of a renowned restaurant named Chez Panisse, and she campaigns for healthy living among seniors. She has pioneered the use of organic foods, won many awards, and written several cookbooks. She was the winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef in 1992. Today, her books focus on school lunch reform and training future chefs. 

6. William Shatner

Shatner is a Canadian actor, producer, director, author, comedian, and spokesman who continues to inspire people in his senior years. At the age of 86, Shatner contributes to several causes, such as the Hope for Heroes organization,  a program for veterans. He also participates in the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which raises money for a variety of children’s charities.

7. Bernadette Peters 

This American actress, author, and singer continues to perform and inspire people around the world. At 69, Peters does not seem to be slowing down any time soon. She continues to champion many charities and organizations. Volunteering for these causes keeps her mentally and emotionally healthy. Working on Broadway helps Peters boost her physical health and delay cognitive decline.

Aging in place can present a few unique challenges for older adults. Some only require part-time assistance with exercise or meal preparation, while others are living with serious illnesses and benefit more significantly from receiving live-in care. Westport, CT, Home Care Assistance are leaders in the elderly in-home care industry for good reason. We tailor our care plans based on each senior’s individual needs, our caregivers continue to receive updated training in senior care as new developments arise, and we also offer comprehensive care for seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s. To learn about our high-quality elderly care plans, give us a call at 203-955-1915 today.