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Aging With Attitude

Grandma sings Death Metal

Inge Ginsberg became an unlikely rock star when, at the age of 92, she fronted the Tritone Kings, a death metal band, in a European talent contest in 2014, singing her own poetry. She didn’t win, but her spunk and spirit captured worldwide attention. Now 97, the “Death Metal Grandma” and Holocaust survivor is the…

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Why Barbara Taylor Bradford won’t retire

Barbara Taylor Bradford was 39 when her debut novel, “A Woman of Substance,” became a runaway success. Now 85, she’s just published her 33rd book – the first in a planned trilogy set in Victorian England – and has no plans to retire. “I work because I love it,” she tells Senior Planet. “What would…

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A Holiday Message from Tom Kamber

Season’s Greetings from Senior Planet! When 2018 began, we thought it would be impossible to match the great success we achieved in the previous year.  But we’re happy to say that we proved ourselves wrong in the best possible way!  2018 was the most successful year ever at Senior Planet. This year, we celebrated “aging…

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#RaisingHell: A Conversation With Carmen Gilda

If you’re a TV, radio, or movie buff, you may have heard of Gilda Mirós. The 80-year-old trailblazer has been an inspiring fixture in film and broadcasting for some 50 years. An award-winning veteran of Latin American broadcasting in the United States, she went to Vietnam as a presenter with the USO during the Vietnam War.…

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Still More Adventurous Aging

What does it mean to age adventurously?   Here are still more examples culled from Pinterest and elsewhere of how people are aging with attitude. Make a clothing statement No less an authority than Coco Chanel said “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”  Could it be that fashion isn’t necessarily what…

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Dancing through life: Martha Halas

When grandmother Martha Halas decided to “unlearn” everything she’d been told growing up, she had no idea it would put her on the music map and earn her a starring role in singer-songwriter Jackie Greene’s latest video.  The three-time cancer survivor started dancing alone at her local restaurant on Florida’s Gulf Coast five years ago.…

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More Adventurous Aging

Here’s another installment of pictures, culled from Pinterest, of people “Aging with Attitude” to inspire, inform, and uplift you. Curious about Pinterest? Read  “How to Use Pinterest: 4 Tips for Getting Started” on Senior Planet.) Dancing whenever the mood strikes you   Anytime is a good time to dance through life like no one was looking….and…

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Aging with Attitude: Zandra Rhodes

Ask iconic fashion designer Zandra Rhodes for her beauty secrets and she bursts out laughing. “I never take my make-up off before I go to bed. When I wake up I wash my face and put more on,” the 77-year-old says. Rhodes, who has dressed everyone from Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Onassis to Debbie Harry…

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