Longevity

Three Ageless Athletes and A Confession

Thumbnail image for Three Ageless Athletes and A Confession

“I could have gone faster but I didn’t want to. I’m not playing at being a champion.” A 100-year-old cyclist and two nonagenarian yoginis define what really matters.

Grandma Moses on Creatively Keeping Busy

Thumbnail image for Grandma Moses on Creatively Keeping Busy

“Painting’s not important. The important thing is keeping busy.” Words of wisdom from 101 years of living and she didn’t even start painting until age 76!

Why Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Thumbnail image for Why Not All Who Wander Are Lost

During the Middle Ages, you could only study law, medicine, or religion. The Renaissance brought rebellion and lauded the well-rounded person. Have we returned to the Middle Ages today?

Go Granny! Two Marathoners Speed Past 90

Thumbnail image for Go Granny! Two Marathoners Speed Past 90

Need inspiration to get off the couch? Guinness World Book just named Gladys Burrill, age 92, the Oldest Female Marathon Finisher.

“Golden Girls” Meets Yaddo in Burbank

Thumbnail image for “Golden Girls” Meets Yaddo in Burbank

At the Burbank Senior Artists Colony, budding creatives over age 55 take advantage of art and sculpture studios, a digital film editing lab, an outdoor performance space, and a 45-seat theater.

Three More Ageless Athletes Who Kick Keister

Thumbnail image for Three More Ageless Athletes Who Kick Keister

The Iron Nun, The Turbaned Tornado, and Olga the Magnificent. They’re all over 80 and they’ve all earned their colorful nicknames!

The Flowering of Mary Delany’s Ingenious Mind, Pt. 2

Thumbnail image for The Flowering of Mary Delany’s Ingenious Mind, Pt. 2

Mary Granville Delany was born to the upper crust, married to a ogre, and was left almost penniless. Yet she found the love of her life at age 43 and began her life’s work at age 72, when she invented the art of mixed-media collage.

The Flowering of Mary Delany’s Ingenious Mind, Pt. 1

Thumbnail image for The Flowering of Mary Delany’s Ingenious Mind, Pt. 1

At age 17, Mary Granville Delany was married off to a ogre who died and left her penniless seven year later. Yet at 43, she found her soulmate, and at 72, invented mixed-media collage.

Veteran Don Mittelstaedt Makes His Movie!

Thumbnail image for Veteran Don Mittelstaedt Makes His Movie!

From World War II battlefields to freezing Bering Sea research to Pan Am World Airways glamor, Don Mittelstaedt has shot it all. His life reads like a movie and at age 92, he’s made one!

Freya Stark: The Last Romantic Explorer, Pt. 2

Thumbnail image for Freya Stark: The Last Romantic Explorer, Pt. 2

Freya Stark has been called “the last of the romantic explorers.” She lived to 100, but didn’t start her adventures until age 35, after many hardships. Part 2 of 2.