A post for the naysayers

I don’t get a lot of negative comments on the blog. Mostly because I don’t get a lot of comments on the blog (I know SOME people are out there, though. I have the site stats to prove it). However, when I talk to caregivers or even people with memory loss of about the importance of staying active, both mentally and physically, I often get an eye roll and some variation on “I’m too old for new things”, so I assume that people in internet-land feel the same way. I don’t think it’s true, of course. But now you don’t have to take my word for it. Click the link below for an article and video that’s currently making the rounds on the internet about the lady who went BASE jumping for her 102nd birthday!

http://now.msn.com/dorothy-custer-102-year-old-base-jumps-for-birthday

Now I’m not saying it’s for everyone (I, for one, can barely use a ladder). But it just goes to show you that age doesn’t have to be a limiting factor when it comes to being adventurous and trying new things. So if you find yourself thinking that you could never try one of the activities on this blog, or anywhere else for that matter, think of Dorothy and give it try!

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2 Comments »

  1. Couldn’t agree more!

  2. Christy said

    staying active is so important! Keep talking! 🙂 Just found your site – looking forward to reading it more closely.

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