Across social platforms, older adults are proving that age isn’t a barrier or limitation, but an opportunity. There’s nowhere that’s more true than on TikTok, where adults 50+ are sharing stories, advice, dance moves and proving that we’re capable of much more than we think is possible.
Alzheimer’s patient Nana and her granddaughter show the beauty that caregiving can bring. Nana’s granddaughter describes her as her “Queen filled with laughs” and her sweet, playful demeanor proves that to be true in so many of the videos. Their relationship and appreciation for small moments of joy are proof that life does not have to end with a challenging diagnosis.
82-year-old German Erika Rishko’s posts will get you groovin’! When she’s not jumping on TikTok dance trends with her hubby, she’s pumpin’ serious iron in the gym with a smile on her face. As an added bonus, she’s often filming in a beautiful location so even her backdrop is gorgeous. She’s an inspiration to never stop moving, grooving or traveling!
In a recent post, Star asks her followers, “Anyone in their 50s feeling like they are just entering the prime of their life?” Star describes her mission as leading women into their boldest, most brilliant, bodacious midlife! Her posts are honest about what it’s like to be in her 50s and dating in the year 2022. She’s not afraid to be a little risqué, because who says being sexy is just for youth?
Vegan Chef Babette
Vegan chef and fitness influencer Chef Babette is opening our eyes to what 72 can look like. She shares recipes, fitness routines and lets viewers take a peek into her everyday vibrant life. Eat your veggies, folks!
Cancer Survivors Jeri and Mike
What’s more powerful than a love story? 71-year-old Cancer survivors Jeri and Mike have been happily married for 45 years. She’s an extrovert. He’s an introvert. He’s a Gemini. She’s a Scorpio. They began their interracial marriage in a time when people automatically said it wouldn’t last. But, through flashback videos and present-day sweet videos, they prove that love conquers all.
Some may remember Bobby as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. Well, he’s far from dead and we’re grateful he’s on TikTok sharing new music while he’s showin’ the young kids how it’s done in the gym. This 75-year-old will inspire you to up your strength game and will give you some great ideas for a new workout playlist.
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This article is featured in the December 2022 issue of The Growing Bolder Digital Digest.