The New Old Age

January 28, 2013  •  1 Comment

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The New Old Age

Larry Skiing The New Old Age is the title of a relatively new blog at the NY Times. The actual headline I wanted to use I could not find but the story basically discussed seniors and the new realities of retirement (longevity, demographics, etc.).  When I saw the article I immediately knew I needed to show one of the realities of seniors in a ski resort town. During mid-week the lodges are often predominately populated by a crowd that probably averages above 70 in age. And they can ski! In this picture is a group from my church stopping for a hot chocolate break at the summit lodge. They are all very good skiers including Larry Humm, second from the left. Larry is 71, a certified PSIA ski instructor, and always leading the group down the mountain. The short video clip is of Larry demonstrating how it is done. At the start of the video focus on the 3rd skier up the mountain and to the left. Following right behind him is Dottie, the first person on the left in the above photo. Both the video and photo were taken with my Canon Powershot D10 - not great video or photo, but the point is made.


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Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
I agree Sr's should be anything they can be. Who said retirement has to be a "sit in your chair" event. If you are not active in mind and body you will be left behind. Of course, health does play a big part in how you act. Good health practices has let these friends be what they are today. If only our kids would pay attention to us when we say that.
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