Weekly 50+ News: Elderly Reflect On Younger Selves, Anniversary Of First Men On Moon

July 31, 2013

We continually find examples of people over 50 doing extraordinary things. Some people are breaking Guiness World Records, others are quietly starting new companies, continuing to compete in sports or taking up new hobbies. We share these stories to inspire you to make the most out of your 2nd half of life. We also find relevant articles on travel, retirement, and health to share.

We share these stories and other relevant news on our Facebook and Twitter accounts daily and have compiled the stories from the last week in the following article.

Reflections 

Do you ever wonder who that old person in the mirror is? Many of us feel so young that our outward appearance doesn’t seem to match how we feel inside. A brilliant photographer shot a series of portraits that portray the elderly as they reflect on their younger selves in the mirror.These photos are a must-see!

Moon Landing Anniversary

man on moon

 

44 years ago, on July 21st, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

 

Celebrity Birthdays 

wonder woman aging well

July 24- Lynda Carter, who appeared in The New Original Wonder Woman, turned 62. Apparently one of her superpowers is aging well. She continues to act, sing and tour.

Photo by Silvia Koros

Photo by Silvia Koros

July 24 – Happy 83rd Birthday to Sister Madonna Buder! She is the world record holder for the oldest female to finish the grueling Ironman race at age 82. She attempted another triathlon just last month and we look forward to seeing if she can beat her own record in the upcoming year.

 

Photo by Siebbi

Photo by Siebbi

 

July 26 -Happy 70th Birthday to Sir Mick Jagger. The secret to his longevity despite his rock and roll lifestyle is his work out routine. These days he works out 5 days a week and incorporates pilates, ballet, running and kickboxing to stay in shape. When on tour for the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary tour last year it was estimated that he walked 12 miles during each concert.

 

Helen Mirren

Photo by HelenMirrennews

July 26- Happy 68th Birthday to Dame Helen Mirren. She is an English actor who has won an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.

 


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