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5 Inspirational Older Adults & Their Life Stories

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Aging doesn’t necessarily mean seniors stop living their lives. With more time to focus on their desires, aging adults can do everything they have aspired to do and more. Here are a few seniors who have inspiring life stories. 

1. Flo Meiler 

At the age of 83, she is still winning at life and sports. Flo Meiler is a former senior Olympics player, but at the age of 60 she decided to set her eyes on track and field. When she was 65 she tried the pole vault for the first time, and she now holds multiple records for the National Senior Games. Of all her accomplishments, being a great-grandmother is the one she loves the most.

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2. Harriett Lake

Lake is an incredible philanthropist who supports more than 190 charities. She donates millions of dollars from her own bank account to help people in need. Donating to these charities keeps Lake happy and gives her a sense of purpose. There are more than 20 buildings and parks in Central Florida that have been named after Lake due to her generosity.

3. Lloyd Kahn

When Lloyd Kahn was 65, he decided to give skateboarding a try. He continued to skateboard for many years. Apart from being an athlete, Kahn is also a publisher and an expert on building domes and tiny homes. He feels learning a new skill in the senior years keeps the brain and body healthy. 

4. Annette Larkins 

This incredible woman has taken healthy living to new heights in her senior years. Even at the age of 75, she looks like a woman in her 40s. Annette Larkins has written many books on health and fitness and several publications and novels pertaining to various topics for people of all ages. Larkins enjoys motivating other people to make healthier lifestyle choices that can enrich their lives. Staying active and social helps Larkins maintain a healthy life in her senior years. 

Regular socialization is one of the many ways seniors can enjoy a higher quality of life. For families living in Bethlehem, PA, respite care can be a wonderful solution when their aging loved ones need companionship and socialization a few hours a week or just need minor assistance with daily household tasks. At Home Care Assistance, we thrive on helping seniors maintain their independence while living in the comfort of home.

5. Dr. Jeffry Life 

Even in his 70s, Dr. Jeffry Life takes his fitness seriously. It wasn’t until Life turned 60 that he began to evaluate his physical health. Dr. Life is also an author, and one of his publications is a life plan for healthy aging.

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. Bethlehem, PA, 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. Call us at 484-350-3874 and create a high-quality in-home care plan for your senior loved one.