We have had the honor of interviewing more active centenarians than almost any media organization in the world. We call them Rock Stars of Aging and Marc Middleton shares the only way to become one.
All Rock Stars of Aging Stories
Marlon Hoffman describes passion as “an activity you do where you don’t look at the clock.” He shares why he thinks we should pursue our passions, no matter what.
Charles “Cosmo” Wilson, one of the best rock lighting designers in the world caught up with Bill Shafer during The Rolling Stones 2021 tour.
Dave Jarvis overcame extreme mental and physical hurdles to win three Gold Medals at the 2021 Florida Senior Games, swimming only six months after undergoing quadruple bypass heart surgery at the age of 74.
Joey Molland, Badfinger’s last surviving member, is working to see the band’s legacy goes out on a high note.
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind was the first agency in the United States to rehabilitate adults for mainstream competitive employment. In January of 2001 Virginia Jacko took a three-month medical leave from Purdue and came there as a client to learn the skills she needed to live independently once her eyesight was completely gone. Twenty years later, Jacko’s still there, now as the president and chief executive officer.
Press on! The one trait shared by all active centenarians is the power of persistence.
Virginia Oliver, affectionately known as the “Lobster Lady,” is the oldest, licensed fisherman in the world at 101 years old. The centenarian continues to take her boat out on the Atlantic Coast of Maine.
National Aviation Hall of Fame legend and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Kittinger climbed into a race car recently and experienced speeds up to 170 mph as part of the NASCAR Racing Experience program at the Daytona International Speedway.
Sonia Pressman Fuentes founded the National Organization for Women in 1966. Now at 93, she is still fighting for women’s rights and against social injustice.
Thomas McClary, founder of the legendary band, the Commodores, knows about life’s highs and lows. Despite adversity, from segregation to a lawsuit, he looks for ways to lift others up.
Rolling Stones, James Taylor, ZZ Top among iconic rock bands touring in 2021, proving staying power and popularity of older musicians.