Contrary to popular belief, age is not always a barrier when it comes to the body or mind, and older adults are never too old to follow their dreams. For some, this means breaking a world record and being recognized in the Guinness book. Naples in-home senior care experts celebrate the accomplishment of 5 record-breaking seniors who prove greatness can be achieved at any age.
1. Avis Noott
Avis Noott was 77 years old when she successfully competed in Dulverton, United Kingdom. She is ranked for competition as a Division 3 Veteran in Women’s Kayak and British Canoe Slalom. Noott is still competing to this day, and she travels in her camper van to various competitions.
2. Jim Arrington
At 83 years old, Jim Arrington competed at a professional competition for bodybuilding in Venice, California and took fourth place. Arrington has been bodybuilding for over 40 years, which actually gives him a late start in this sport.
3. Johanna Quaas
From Italy, 86-year-old Johanna Quaas is a regular in the amateur competition Landesseniorenspiele in Germany. Her record was certified in 2012, and she still attends these competitions.
4. Mark Sertich
The oldest ice hockey player set his record at Snoopy’s Senior World Hockey Tournament, first created by Charles Schulz. Mark Sertich, who is from the United States, was almost 94 years old when he set his record. He still plays the game 2 to 3 times per week.
5. Dr. Heinz Wenderoth
Dr. Wenderoth was 97 years old when he received a Doctor of Science degree. He graduated in 2008 and is now a professor at Emeritus in Germany. The subject of his dissertation was “Cell Biological Studies in the Morphology and Physiology of Primate Marine Placozoons Trichoplax Adhaerens.”
Your elderly loved one doesn’t have to break any world records to accomplish great things in the golden years. Simply focusing on maintaining good health can give him or her the chance to live a longer and happier life. If your loved one needs help maintaining healthy habits, turn to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers are trained in the revolutionary Balanced Care Method (BCM), which encourages seniors to exercise often, get plenty of mental stimulation, and focus on other lifestyle factors that can increase their longevity. For more information on BCM and the live-in and respite home care Naples, FL, families trust and rely on, call one of our qualified Client Care Managers at (239) 449-4701 to schedule a free in-home consultation.