Society tends to pigeon-hole people in to categories. If you’re tall than you must play basketball; if you are overweight, you must be lazy. The elderly have faced a significant share of prejudice and stereotyping. If we all took some time to dig a little deeper, we would see the incredible achievements of seniors, not a highlight to their past but milestones reached in their old age. When you think of a senior citizen, it’s easy to think of someone who is frail, dependent and a burden to the young. It seems once people surpass 65, there is an expectation they will retire professionally and succumb to a life where there are no more goals to be achieved, dreams to realize nor new adventures to begin. How refreshing it is to see this stereotype shatter when looking at older women who have bucked the trend and are giving a new face to the elderly; they prove age is just a number. With examples like this, I hope I continue to pursue my dreams well past my retirement.
6 Women Who Discovered That Age Was No Impediment To Awesomeness. April 1, 2023