Who says getting older slows you down? Cincinnati, OH, home care agencies can agree that it certainly hasn’t stopped the following seniors from seeking their thrills beyond retirement age.
1. Dilys Price
Eighty-two-year-old Dilys Price continues to spend time in the sky due to the adrenaline that skydiving induces. She’s participated in over 1,000 jumps and has broken the record as the world’s oldest female skydiver. Price began jumping at the age of 54 and continues to pursue her passion because it mimics the feeling of flying like a bird.
2. Fauja Singh
Fauja Singh is a long-distance runner who took up running at the advanced age of 89 before hanging up his running shoes close to his 102nd birthday. Singh ran the London Marathon at 89 years old before going on to participate in eight more marathons.
3. Mohr Keet
World record breaker Mohr Keet jumped off of the Bloukrans River Bridge in South Africa at the age of 96, making him the oldest man in the world to bungee jump. The seasoned daredevil performed his first jump at the age of 88 and also enjoys white-water rafting and parachuting in his spare time. He admits that staying active allows him to face his fears and take on new challenges to enjoy his golden years.
4. Reg Scott
At 94 years old, the oldest biker in Britain continues to spend a significant amount of time on the road while riding his motorcycle. Reg Scott has spent 74 years on a motorbike and has traveled over 384,800 miles without his age keeping him from traveling on two wheels. He continues to ride at least four times a week on a Honda 250cc in Norfolk.
5. Irene O’Shea
One-hundred-year-old Irene O’Shea was the oldest person to skydive in Australia when she participated in a 12,000 foot tandem parachute jump. The great-grandmother of 11 and grandmother of five used the opportunity to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease research.
While not all seniors are adamant about pursuing extreme sports like bungee jumping or skydiving, they can still make the most of their golden years with help from Home Care Assistance. As the leading provider of Alzheimer’s, dementia, and post-stroke home care in Cincinnati, we customize care plans according to each client’s individual abilities to promote both physical and emotional wellbeing. Call 513.891.2273 to let us customize a care plan for your loved one today.