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A spotlight for extraordinary people — from celebrities to everyday citizens — who are challenging outdated beliefs about aging and sparking new solutions.

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Disrupt_Tom Brady

Tom Brady Kicked A** at a Time When Most Quarterbacks Are Retired
Superfreak? A biological miracle? A body part by body part breakdown of the legendary Number 12 at 39.

Disrupt-science

So, Age IS Just a Number …
Great news for later-stage inventors! A new scientific study indicates a combination of personality, persistence, intelligence and luck can lead to success — at any age. Yes, any age …

Friends

What If Your Old Age Home Was Like an Episode of “Friends?
When I asked my friends where they saw themselves in 15, 20, 30 years, the responses were different, but the sentiment was overwhelmingly the same: together!

Actor Miles Teller

Too Young for Hollywood at 29?
What’s worse than staying in a perpetual purgatory of high school and hormones? Aging while you’re there. After six years and 15 films, Miles Teller, 29, seeks to convince critics and audiences — he’s an adult!

Venus Williams

Five Mind-Boggling Numbers You Need to Know About Venus Williams
And they don’t include her age. The superstar has far more important numerical tidbits to share, from endorsement deals to her successful pursuit of equal prize money for women. 

 

Dusty Baker

There’s No “Aging” in Baseball!
“In my mind, I’m better than most guys 20 years younger than me, and have more energy.” That’s the disruptor theme of Washington Nationals manager, Dusty Baker, 67 — who’s running one of the best teams in the league!

Disrupt_Paris

Paris Was Calling! 5 Ways I Disrupted My Life
It’s never too late to create the life you want. Unless you’re okay with dismissing happiness. I wasn’t.

Wang Deshun

The World’s Sexiest Grandpa
He walked the runway for the first time, and his body caused a national sensation. Wang Deshun takes obvious joy in subverting what it means to get old in China.

Solutions

WiseWear jewelry

WiseWear: Smart Jewelry That Keeps Women Safe
There’s more than meets the eye with the WiseWear Socialite Collection. The designer bracelets are smart jewelry that serve as a panic button, a fitness tracker and a notification device. 

CITIES WASHINGTON AGING

What’s Your Ideal Place to Grow Older? It May be This City…
Walking, biking, affordable housing in walking neighborhoods – these are a few of the key things our elders need to thrive as their numbers increase. Oh! And access to fun with younger folks! You’ll be surprised to see just which cities are ahead of the curve… 

Game jam

Who’s Got Game? You’d Be Surprised
With 41 million Americans over 50 describing themselves as gamers, AARP jumps into the fray by hosting a rockin’ GameJam.

Kenneth Shinozuka

Kenneth Shinozuka, Inventor
Creating and developing a wearable sensor for people with Alzheimer’s … and he’s 17 years old.

Life Cycles: One Family’s Coming of Age Tradition
A coming-of-age family story that began with Lorne Garrettson taking his 9-year old daughter out for a 50-mile bike ride has become a family tradition. Now, at 82, Garretson is taking his last ride with his youngest grandchild.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson

This Woman Breaks a NASA Record!
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson became the oldest woman in space, adding to her long list of barrier-breaking records. Whitson, 56, rocketed off the planet, headed for the international space station, where she'll celebrate her 57th birthday in February.

VIDEO: What is old?

Millennials Show Us What ‘Old’ Looks Like
What age do you consider to be old? We posed that question to millennials and asked them to show us what 'old' looks like.

Live From New York With SNL’s Don Roy King
Live from New York, director Don Roy King brings Saturday Night Live to life for millions of viewers each week. The job also keeps the 68-year-old up to date on the people and things his 18-year-old daughter, Cameron, cares about.