We all know the Heimlich manoeuvre (you know! that force applied to the solar plexus to dislodge food in the windpipe), but the man who bears its name, only applied it for first time at 96! Dr Henry Heimlich was staying in a retirement home but was clearly not retired in his mind, because when a… [Read More]
I may be a senior, but so what? I'm still hot.
– Betty White
• There can be nothing more inspiring than stories of real people defying the stereotype.
• We invite you to tell a story of being productive over 60. It can be your own or that of someone else.
• Not more than 500 words.
• Send it to [email protected] with 'Not retired' in the subject line.
• Please attach a picture – not more than 1mb in size (or an avatar or symbol, if you prefer)
Bettee de Groote is in her mid seventies but nothing daunts her, including tackling digital challenges head on. Here is her story. ‘After a high-powered job in Johannesburg with all the trimmings such as international travel, a personal assistant, vehicle, the lot, I, together with my husband, moved to the Cape, basically to get away… [Read More]
Mary Myrdal lives in Cape Town, South Africa; but now in her 70’s, she is still going regularly to Mexico to source beautiful silver jewellery. She always brings back new, exciting pieces which she sells in her home town. At the same time she brings stories of new adventures. This is the story of how she found a… [Read More]
(aka Tannie Evita) Happy birthday to Pieter who turned 70 on the 28th of September 2015. And to Tannie Evita who turned 80! Tannie says ‘Liewe aarde! 80 must be the new 60!’ ‘Pieter-Dirk Uys was born in Cape Town in 1945 and has been in the theatre since the mid-1960s. Closely associated with both the… [Read More]
Anna Botha is the coach behind the performance the recent 400m world champion Wayde van Niekerk at the IAAF Championships in Beijing. She is 73. Originally from Namibia, she is now head coach at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Interviewed in the South African newspaper City Press, she said, “This [Beijing], was… [Read More]