Seen on humansofnewyork.com

“I’m around eighty years old. I’m not going to say exactly how old because my friends might see this. But the important thing is to keep moving! I just got back from Carnegie Hall, and yesterday I swam a quarter mile. But that’s nothing. Two years ago I was in Syria when Egypt blew up.”

Photo of octogenarian woman

This really caught my attention because I’m interested in how mobility impacts our emotional well-being later in life. Plus, it’s a nice reminder of the fact that New Yorkers enjoy an average two year longer life expectancy than the rest of the U.S. 

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