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A Boomer and a Millennial Talk Social Media
Two social media gurus at the top of their game sit down to chat: one millennial, one boomer. Turns out they have more in common than you’d think!
Age Disruptor: Greta Pontarelli
Greta Pontarelli, 67, is a 5 time world champion pole dancer and the oldest in her field to compete at world level. Greta is the living example that age in only a number for those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Ricky & Doris: An Unconventional Friendship in New York City. With Puppets!
Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together.
This is What Being 'Old' Looks Like in Hollywood
Old" people have long been used as a punch line in Hollywood. But in real life, the attitude is changing. And so, slowly, is the movie and TV industry. Aging is a state of mind. Own it. Learn more about AARP's efforts to #DisruptAging at disruptaging.aarp
51-Year-Old Woman Returns to the Gridiron
Her name is Carol Grubb, but her teammates know her as “Grubby." She locked down a starting middle linebacker position after just two weeks of practice back in 2001, when women’s tackle football was in its infancy. Later that year, her team captured the IWFL’s inaugural championship, with Grubby spearheading the title run as Defensive Player of the Year. Nine seasons, hundreds of tackles and one brief retirement later, she’s back for one final season with the Philly Firebirds.
No Donuts For You! Fake Age Limit Targets Ageism
Every day age discrimination happens behind closed doors. We wanted to see what it would look like if we brought it out into the open. So, we set up a social experiment with the help of a food truck. We disguised an actress as an employee and refused to serve anyone over 40. Watch our hidden cameras and think about how you would react
Life Cycles: One family’s 50-mile, coming-of age tradition
One day, Lorne Garrettson took his 9-year-old daughter out for a 50-mile bike ride. It became a coming-of-age family tradition for his two other daughters when they turned 9, and continued with each of his grandchildren. Now at 82, Garrettson is taking his last 50-mile ride with his youngest grandchild, Greta.
Change What It Means to Age
The way we think about aging is outdated. Let’s change the stories we tell. Let’s change what it means to age.