Creative expression is liberating, satisfying, and enhances our quality of life. It’s all about figuring out who we are and what we want to say and sharing it with the world in our own unique way. From fashion to photography to fitness, these fascinating folks over 50 are sharing their chosen creative outlets with their online communities.
Creative Expression: Painting
Dona Lupita (aka Abuelita)’s abstract paintings are bold and beautiful. Seeing her create them is absolutely fascinating. Watching the colors creep out onto the clean canvas to form a one-of-a-kind painting is almost therapeutic. The 90+ artist’s smile as she works on each piece makes it clear she finds real joy in what she does.
Creative Expression: Fashion
Husband and wife duo Andy Poupart & Michèle Free bring elegance to a new level. During the pandemic, they started a series called “Formal Friday,” proving you don’t need a reason to get glam together. Pop a bottle and scroll through their fashion-forward feed.
Creative Expression: Food
Somehow, cooking seems less intimidating and a lot more fun when the exuberant Babs is around. Find out how to serve sandwiches to a crowd, boil eggs so the shells come right off and make the best one-pot pasta. Best of all, Babs regularly shares her “Slice of Peace” in which she passes on the wisdom she’s gained in her 70+ years on Earth.
Creative Expression: Photography
You’d think being legally blind would disqualify one from excelling in photography. That hasn’t stopped Ted Tahquechi from capturing breathtaking views from land to sea. He’s a travel lover who provides not just the views for all the places he travels, but tips and tricks for the impaired as well.
Creative Expression: Humor
To add some upbeat humor to your life, give a follow to one of our favorite Insta-grammas. Who says Tiktok is just for kids? The residents of RetirementHouse — Rose, Curtis, Mabel, Eugene, Bubbe, and Larry — tickle your funny bone by jumping on trends, making parody videos and dancing all over the house. Beware, there is some adult-language in some videos but it’s all part of the fun.
Creative Expression: Yoga
Diana Rilov is on a very Zen mission to prove that yoga can be practiced by anyone, anywhere, at any age. Sometimes filming from even the smallest spaces, like her corridor, the 75-year-old proves age doesn’t define your mobility. She encourages her followers to “Keep exploring what is difficult and scary, and you might be surprised and fall in love!”