“These days Dr. Goodall, who turned 81 earlier this month, has effectively exchanged the day-to-day rigour of field biology for a gruelling travel schedule that keeps her on the road about 300 days a year. Her aim is global conservation, or ‘making the world a better place for all living things’ – the stated mission of her eponymous Jane Goodall Institute.”
IVAN SEMENIUK, Science Reporter for the Global and Mail. Published April 17, 2015. Updated May 13, 2018.
“‘Age is just a mental state’ is a message [Paddy Jones, world’s Oldest Salsa Dancer,] and her partner are both committed to spreading in a fun and lively manner. If she’s inspired anyone to take up salsa, or enjoy any new hobby later in life, Paddy considers that the greatest win of all.”
JESSICA MEHTA, Meet Paddy Jones: The “World’s Oldest Salsa Dancer”, July 1, 2016.
“[Hazel] McCallion, who will turn 97 on Valentine’s Day, advises seniors to view life as a ‘multitude of stages.’”
“McCallion uses her bit of spare time to tackle the mountain of unexamined gifts and souvenirs she accumulated as mayor. Her goal for 2018 is to continue connecting, one way or another, with old friends, especially those who fell out of touch while she was so busy as mayor.”
“’I don’t want to slow down,’ McCallion says firmly. ‘If I slow down, I’ll get old.’”
DAVID RIDER City Hall Bureau Chief, At age 96, Hazel McCallion remains a hurricane , Sat., Dec. 23, 2017.
We will pay a heavy price if we insist on navigating the 21st century with a 20th century mindset.
It is good to be reminded that we’ll be 21st century retirees. As such, we’ll not stop working and wait until we die (it’d be a long wait if you do, anyways). The 21st century retirees will step out side of the work box to a life purpose. This century offers so many opportunities to become GREAT.
How would you define your life purpose as a 21st century retiree? Share your ideas with us! Help us THINK BIG.