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My Elderly Space

A look at the remarkable lives of the elderly


Centenarian celebrates 100th birthday on a treadmill

Ida Wasserman, from Florida, celebrated her 100th birthday by starting her day with a treadmill workout.

She works out two hours per day, seven days a week. She prefers the rowing machine to the treadmill.

She says moving around keeps those "centenarian kinks" at bay.

Read her story here.


Britain's elder-friendly playground

The playgrounds aren't just for kids anymore. Manchester opened Britain's first over-60 playground. It is equipped with machines specially designed to provide gentle exercise for different parts of the body such as hips, legs and torso. See more of the playground here


88-year-old becomes a ballet star

John Lowe took up dancing at the age of 79. Now at 88 years of age, he is set to star in his first ballet show.

"It's a wonderful thing to do and I can't understand why more men don't do it," says the retired teacher and grandfather of 11. "I see these people crawling around , hunched over smoking a cigarette - they should be doing ballet."

If ballet isn't your thing, maybe you can consider tap dancing?



Russian couple reunited after 60 years apart

Anna Kozlov saw an elderly man getting out of a car in her home village Borovlyanka, Siberia. She thought her eyes were playing tricks. This man, Boris, was the one she had fallen in love with and married 60 years earlier. The last time they saw one another was three days after their wedding, when she kissed him goodbye and sent him off to rejoin his Red Army unit.

Now, more than 50 years later, they are reunited -- an extraordinary coincidence leading them both to return to Borovlyanka on the same day.

Read this amazing tale here.