Alcohol And Seniors

 

Aging Well

 


The 2004 Guinness Book of World Records offers a section on “Astonishing Oldies”, which among other things notes that “As of February  2003, 96 year old  Henry Paynter (Canada, born in the UK, February 27, 1907) was still a regular player at the Kelowna Badminton Club, Kelowna, B.C. Canada.” Hurrah, Kelowna!

 

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The oldest lifeguard in the world is Haywood Leroy Stewart (USA, born May 22, 1916) of Wheat Ridge Colorado, USA who has been a lifeguard since 1938.

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Globalaging sends this one:

Australia: It's never too late for a sporting life (December 4, 2003) Dawn Hartigan, a 47 year-old-Australian woman, has just written a book aimed at encouraging old people to get active. She tries to demonstrate the benefit of a healthy and exercise filled life for retired people.

Her book includes stories of a 100-year-old runner and a 71-year-old swimmer. The older they get, the more engaged in sport they become, and  the better they feel.

 

See:

http://www.globalaging.org/elderrights/world/oldsport.htm

 

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