When we think about growing old, most of us likely imagine slowing down somewhat, taking your foot off the gas and embracing a more gentle pace of life. Plus of course there’s all the negative connotations that come with getting older – the loneliness, the illness, the wrinkles!
So far, so stereotypical.
But there’s a band of go-getting grannies who are busy challenging these perceptions and redefining what it means to be ‘old’. For them, growing older isn’t something we should be dreading, it’s a time we should be embracing.
From the 89-year-old still performing up to 4 surgical procedures a day, to the 95-year-old style icon who gives women a quarter her age a run for their money in the cool stakes, meet the age-positive women breaking down elderly barriers, blazing a trail for the younger generation and proving that life begins at 80!