7 Elderly Men Who Have Accomplished Amazing Things

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Many people face adverse conditions throughout their lifetime. As people age, their genes and lifestyle choices could lead to the development of various medical conditions. However, there are many seniors determined to live life to the fullest by overcoming hardships and age-related conditions. 

Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality elder home care. Coral Gables families trust in Home Care Assistance to help their elderly loved ones age in place safely and comfortably. If your elderly loved one wants to achieve something in life, here is a list of 7 amazing senior men to motivate him or her.

1. Charlie Edwards

Like many other older adults, Edwards was enjoying his retirement in a senior community. One day, a gentleman introduced him to the sport of archery. He took up the activity at the age of 93 and began competing. In 2015, at the age of 95, he won his first gold medal by competing in the National Senior Games. Today, at 97, he continues enjoying archery. 

2. Dr. Jeffry S. Life

For years, Dr. Life consumed foods rich in carbohydrate and fats. By the age of 59, he was overweight and experiencing breathing difficulties. He decided to turn his life around by switching to low-fat and low-glycemic foods, exercising, and lifting weights. By 1998, he won Grand Champion in the Body-for-LIFE contest. He also wrote a book titled The Life Plan. Now in his late 70s, Dr. Life’s physique rivals that of men half his age. 

3. Duan Tzinfu

After working in a glass factory for five decades, Tzinfu was in poor health. Walking proved difficult, and his lungs were damaged from dust. However, when walking through Beijing City Park one day, he encountered a group of people exercising. He was impressed by the fact the participants were older than himself, and he embarked on a journey to boost his health. Today, at age 75, he puts many to shame with his flexibility and athleticism. 

Some seniors have limited mobility, and their family caregivers may face difficulty helping them exercise. Families who find it difficult to care for their aging loved ones without assistance can benefit greatly from professional respite care. Coral Gables, FL, family caregivers who need a break from their caregiving duties can turn to Home Care Assistance. Using our proprietary Balanced Care Method, our respite caregivers can encourage your loved one to eat well, exercise regularly, get plenty of mental and social stimulation, and focus on other lifestyle factors that promote longevity.

4. Jacinto Bonilla

Bonilla decided to boost his health by joining the local gym, working out, and lifting weights. He eventually ventured into CrossFit training. By 2012, he was ranked 17th in the world by competing in the Masters 60+ division. At 78, Bonilla continues competing against much younger men. 

5. John Lowe

John Lowe was so inspired by his daughter’s passion for ballet that he decided to take ballet classes at the age of 80. Eight years later, he starred in a ballet performed at the Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire. Although John no longer performs professionally, he continues taking classes and dancing with the Lantern Dance Theatre Company at the age of 95. 

6. John Sanmartini

Sanmartini loved riding bicycles ever since he was a child. When he turned 55, he decided to enter competitions. For more than two decades, he participated in cycling competitions in the Huntsman World Senior Games and the National Senior Games. The 80+ senior trains five days each week and loves competing. 

7. Lew Hollander

After retiring at the age of 55, Hollander searched for something to challenge his life. His search led him to the Ironman competition. At the age of 82, he broke the Guinness Book of World Records for his age group. At age 85, he became the oldest Ironman participant in the world.

Certain age-related conditions can make it more challenging for seniors to age in place safely and comfortably, but Coral Gables live-in care experts are available around the clock to help seniors manage their health. Whether your loved one is living with dementia or is recovering from a stroke, you can trust in professional live-in caregivers to enhance his or her quality of life. To learn more about our high-quality senior care plans, get in touch with one of our friendly Care Managers at 1 (305) 964-5636 today.