Posts Tagged 'senior citizen'

Silver Snipers – A Video Gaming Team of Seniors

According to The Verge –

Earlier this year, Monica Idenfors stumbled upon a strange ad. It was a call for seniors interested in joining an e-sports team, with the goal of competing in a Counter Strike tournament at the Dreamhack digital festival in Sweden. As a recent retiree, Idenfors thought it sounded like an “exciting opportunity,” and a good way to spend her newfound free time. She signed up, and eventually joined as one of five members of a new squad cleverly named the Silver Snipers.

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100 Pieces of Advice From 100-Year-Olds

clint-eastwood-sMental_floss published an excellent collection of advice obtained from several centenarians about how to live a long life. My favorite is “Try not to eat anything that’s healthy. It’s true. I eat whatever I want. The secret to longevity is ice cream.”; of course that is contradicted by someone else with “Mind your own business, and don’t eat junk food.”

Read all 100 bits of wisdom HERE

 

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Amsterdam’s Oldest Prostitutes Retire – Meet The Fokkens Sisters

Louise-Martine-Fokkens-smThe Mirror reports –

Twin sisters who claim to be Amsterdam’s oldest prostitutes have retired after more than 50 years each in the business. Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, have decided they are too old after bedding a total of 355,000 men. Mum-of-four Louise, says arthritis now makes some sexual positions “too painful”. And Martine, who has three children, admits she finds it hard to attract punters – though one elderly man still has his weekly sadomasochism session.

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Why Immortality Would Suck

Cracked.com presents an interesting, insightful article. It outlines 5 reasons why death is preferable to immortality. It is one of Cracked’s best ever.

Read the entire article HERE.

The 5 reasons are :

#5. Evolution Will Turn You Into a Freak

#4. Nobody Can Ever Find Out

#3. You’re Still Getting Older (Mentally)

#2. Time Speeds Up Until You’re Insane

#1. You’ll Eventually Get Trapped Somewhere (Forever)


10 People Who Changed Careers After 50 And Succeeded

Mental Floss has an interesting article presenting 10 people who succeeded late in life after a career change. Most are rather obscure, but a few are well known, such as Ronald Reagan and Col. Sanders.

Read the article HERE.

Dumbed Down PC For Seniors – Eldy

Eldy is the first easy  software dedicated to the elderly, from European Eldy’s non-profit organization. Eldy allows seniors use computers and enjoy the Internet revolution, by providing a software that allows easy access to all the most important functions: e-mail (any pop3/imap account), chat, Web browsing, weather, text editor, streaming and a lot more.

eldyIt features no log-on – it boots directly to the desktop which has 6 huge buttons (email, chat, internet, etc.)  so as not to confuse an oldster. The Linux-based operating system even does away with those pesky drop-down menus.

Read more HERE or HERE.

 

 

Surfing Web Saves Your Aging Brain

grannyPC-smHealthDay News reports –

Surfing the Internet just might be a way to preserve your mental skills as you age. Researchers found that older adults who started browsing the Web experienced improved brain function after only a few days.

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