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Who says that seniors can’t lead a life of fun and adventure? Albuquerque home care agencies know better. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at the lives of the following five adrenaline junkies. Even after the age of 65, these seniors know how to live life on the edge.
1. Dilys Price
Dilys Price is one of the world’s oldest daredevils and has vowed to continue skydiving even after her parachute failed to properly open as it twisted in the air. At 81 years old, the thrill seeking grandmother has become more fearless after cheating death and continues to spend time in the sky after executing over 1,050 jumps.
2. Yuichiro Miura
Adventure enthusiast Yuichiro Miura is the oldest person to climb Mount Everest. At the age of 80, this Japanese mountaineer almost died during his descent down the mountain. He’s already scaled Mount Everest twice and continues to enjoy skiing on the highest mountains in all seven continents.
3. Robert Marchand
Frenchman Robert Marchand is 104 years old and broke a world record in one-hour track cycling for those over the age of 100. He continues to ride his bike with plenty of strength and passion without feeling limited by his age. He even broke his own record by cycling 16 miles in one hour compared to his previous record of 14 miles in one hour.
4. Iva Barr
Runner Iva Barr enjoys being on the go and still enjoys the thrill of running at the age of 88, making her the oldest runner in London. She considers the London Marathon to be a big street party and first completed the course in 1982. She’s since participated in the marathon 20 times and has also raised £10,000 for charity with her races.
5. Hilda Jamieson
As the oldest skier in the world, Hilda Jamieson retired from the sport at the age of 102 and first learned how to navigate the slopes in the 1930s. She was forced to retire after a degenerative eye condition at 102 years old, but is considered to be a pioneer of the sport in Scotland.
While not every senior feels the need to scale mountains or jump out of airplanes, each of them deserves to live life to the fullest. Help your loved one accomplish this by calling Home Care Assistance at 505-798-0800 today. As the leading provider of Alzheimer’s, dementia, and post-stroke care in Albuquerque, our mission is to promote physical and mental wellbeing regardless of our clients’ limitations. Together, we can help your loved one make the most of his or her golden years.