First-time filmmaker talks about producing her first movie at 89, plastic surgery and breaking barriers in the media field
Everyday Disruptors Spotlight
I decided to be the best deaf person I could be after losing my hearing in a water-skiing accident. I reached out to Judy Myers, now 71, the world’s oldest female barefoot water-skiing competitor. Now I’m 51 and we barefoot together every year.
“At 96 years old, I am the oldest DJ in the world. I had retired, but when I hit 90 I decided there was not much radio out there for seniors. I now do a show for WMOA in Marietta, Ohio.”
“Last month I completed the Spartan Sprint in Breckenridge, Colorado. Five miles, 9,600 feet, 18 obstacles. The average participant is 21 to 35 years old. I am 66. One of the best days of my life!”
“Granny basketball was started for ladies over 50 years of age. We follow the rules from 1923, dress accordingly and promote a spirit of camaraderie.”
I recently completed my third Super Spartan Race Obstacle Course, with 8 miles and 25 obstacles. I finished seventh in my age group (60-64). People like to ask: “Aren’t you too old? Aren’t you afraid you’ll get hurt?” No, and no!
“Lois, my wife and love of 60 years, had passed away in March of 2014. The kids asked, ‘What will you do now, Dad?’ I said, ‘I am going to go for a little ride.’ 69,000 miles in two and a half years.”
“When my husband and I were 74 and 71, we paddled and portaged across 140 miles between Canada and Minnesota. Since then, we’ve hiked a few places in Europe, about 85 miles!”
“At age 43 I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. With no background in medicine, I developed a treatment that reversed the disease. I have had to learn all of this on my own.”