Advice from an Active Octogenarian

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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