Milford senior home care agencies know that the key to staying young at heart is staying active. While some seniors are content to take up jogging or create a light exercise regimen, others take it to the extreme. Check out the following thrill-seekers over 65 who are young at heart.
1. Morgan Shepherd
Shepard is a 74-year-old professional racecar driver who began his career in 1967. During this time, he drove for a few legendary NASCAR owners including the famous Wood Brothers. Besides being a NASCAR legend, Shepherd is a devout Christian who manages the Morgan Shepherd Charitable Fund, which helps parents in need.
2. Millie Sullens
Born in 1926, Sullens is a spunky water skier from Oklahoma who first took up the sport on a cabin cruiser that she purchased with her husband when she was 34 years old. On warm days, you can find Sullens speeding across Lake Tenkiller on her skies, which is also where she teaches her great-grandchildren how to water ski.
3. James Lee Chong Meng
Meng is a 68-year-old mountain climber from Malaysia. He has over 20 years of mountain climbing experience and has successfully conquered more than 20 mountains including Mount Rinjani in Indonesia. In 2016, he trained to climb Mount Everest with two escort climbers, but he was forced to abandon this adventure in May due to poor weather.
4. Dilys Price
Born in 1934, Price is a senior skydiver from the United Kingdom. She started skydiving at the age of 54 and has over 1,100 dives under her belt. Dilys is now a participant in a new documentary called Secrets of Growing Old, where she will share her tips on staying youthful and vital. Recently, she was also crowned the oldest female skydiver in the world.
5. Tan Kok Sing
Sing is a 90-year-old spitfire who first discovered his love for skydiving in 1996. In 2015, he wanted to do something grand for his 90th birthday and decided a skydiving adventure with his family was the answer. Sing is also a passionate fitness advocate who began a jogging club called Tiong Bahru Garden Joggers in his 50s.
6. John Wilkins
Wilkins is an 85-year-old skydiver from Clevedon, England, who made news when he conquered his 40th jump in 2015. He finds jumping in all weather conditions exciting rather than challenging. Wilkins not only skydives for fun, he also does it to raise funds for charities that include the Teenage Cancer Trust.
We don’t recommend seniors take up skydiving or bungee jumping to maintain their youthful spirit, but Home Care Assistance can help your loved one achieve vitality in the comfort of home. We provide flexible live-in, hourly, and respite home care in Milford to help seniors maintain balanced and active lifestyles that consist of healthy diet and exercise. In doing so, we promote physical and mental wellbeing that boosts vitality and longevity. Learn more today by calling 203-444-8575 to speak with a trusted care manager.