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I am sure that every one of us has a bucket list. A list of things that you want to do before you kick the bucket! Some of us have crazy things that we want to experience, like skydiving. However, this man wanted to do something pretty easy— to take tap dancing lessons! But wait, there's a catch. Arne Mayala...
94-year old Juanita Fitzgerald was arrested in Florida four days before her 94th birthday, after failing to pay the rent at Florida senior living facility, Franklin House where she lived since 2011. During the arrest, Juanita was scared that she won’t get her stuff back, but she had no choice but to leave all her possessions at the senior...
People say that the more you age, the more you become wiser. Apparently, it didn’t say anything about manners, and it looks like this old woman left her manners at home. A video has spread all over the internet showing an elderly woman spitting on a disabled man while inside a moving bus. When she thought she could get away...
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90 year old Agnes is a widow who lives alone. A family member began using the poor woman’s home as a dumping ground for his own belongings and trash. He came and left trash, an old trailer, and a ton of old junk around her house. The neighbors complained and the city took action against the elderly woman. Officials...
Whenever someone talks about "old" folks, our mind immediately starts picturing passive and serious-looking faces. Even in movies, elderly citizens are often stereotyped as a solemn, unenergetic, and grumpy bunch of people. However, they couldn't be more wrong. Our seniors do know how to have fun, and the amazing duo featured in this clip are here to show us...
It is said that age is simply a number. We are only as old as we allow ourselves to feel inside. As we grow up, we take on more responsibility. But no matter how old we get, there will always be a part inside us that will refuse to grow up. No matter who we are, we all have...
The video given below features one of the most unique flash mob performances you will ever see. While people were hurrying around to get some shopping done in this Auckland shopping center, one old lady had some very different plans. “Feelin’ Good Ooh La La” by the DNC blasted on the speakers, and this incredible grandma started dancing by...
It’s sad when people leave their parents behind in nursing homes. Some might not have the time to care for them because of their hectic schedules while others simply have no inclination to look after the elderly. People need to research a lot about nursing homes before putting their helpless elderly parents there. While they might look like the...
Elderly people have various needs. It isn’t often possible to go out and get it themselves. That is why it falls upon us to take care of them. It is our responsibility to understand them and cater to those needs. Even when the elderly in question is someone not related to us, we must always try to make things...
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Taylor Thompson was having her high-school graduation, but unfortunately her seventy-year-old grandmother Sharon couldn’t make it. Sharon was admitted to the hospital because she had just undergone a bone marrow transplant for leukemia, a few months prior to brain surgery. This made traveling difficult for her. But Taylor was not having any of that. She wanted to share her special...
dietmar and nellia
Old age isn't kind to everyone. It brings aches and pains to place you didn't even know could hurt. However, one thing it cannot take away is our spirits. Just ask Austrian couple Dietmar and Nellia! These two have a passion for dancing. And they share it with the world in the annual dance event "Rock That Swing Festival." Over...
Paul Smith was born in Philadelphia in September 21, 1921. From an early age, he suffered from severe spastic cerebral palsy. Doctors suspected he wouldn’t live long. His condition made it impossible for him to attend school. Due to the relative loss of motor control, he couldn’t even eat, clothe, or bathe himself. Expressing himself to others was a...
Alzheimer’s is hard for both the patients and their loved ones. Often dubbed as the “Memory Thief”, this chronic neurodegenerative disease starts off slow and gets worse with time. It is responsible for 60% to 70% of cases of dementia. This regressive brain disorder affects around half of the people over 85 years of age and it has no...
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The video below shares with us a performance by an incredible street artist. The piano is called Foxgang Amadeus and it is located at Cobourg, Ontario on the northwest corner of Victoria Park. It was placed there for the “Keys To Our Town” art initiative. Foxgang Amadeus is left open on the streets for performers to play. When Katriona Dean...
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Many people tend to think that senior citizens don’t know how to have fun. They are often portrayed as being passive people who do nothing but mop around all day. However, these amazing seniors featured in the video below prove to us that age is just a number. What matters is keeping your heart and mind young. The residents...
The world is full of so much hate and negativity. Every day, we hear news of death, war, and despair. Instead of progress, we seem to be stepping back in time. Everyone is just so sad and frustrated by everything, so it’s nice to hear good news every once in a while. For every bad person in the world,...