Tag Archives: Amazing Older Adults

Why Now Is The Best Time To Grow Old: Advanced Style

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Can one man change our perception of what old age looks like?  If that man is Ari Seth Cohen, the answer is a spirited YES.

He is the creative genius behind the successful Advanced Style franchise, which includes a blog, book and documentary film.  For those not familiar with Advanced Style, Mr. Cohen photographs older women (and a few men) on the streets of New York who have a wildly creative and highly personalized sense of style.  These older adults elevate the daily act of getting dressed to an art form.

I highly recommend watching the documentary film.  It adds a depth to the lives of these women as they celebrate their love of fashion, their newfound fame, and the realities of aging.  Advanced Style is #6 on my list of what will be 100 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Grow Old.  Mr. Cohen is changing the world’s perception of what old age can look like.

Photo Credit: Advanced Style


Vote for Sarah Oliver Handbags


Help make a difference!

Sarah Oliver Handbags is a finalist for Martha Stewart’s American Made contest and she needs/deserves your votes.  This wonderful company employs older adults — who reside at The Redwoods Senior Retirement Community and range in age from 67-98 — to lovingly knit each beautiful handbag.

Sarah Oliver Handbags is the type of company this contest honors:

  • Beautiful craftsmanship
  • Innovative design
  • American made small business
  • Improving the lives of the community
  • Role model for other small businesses

It’s easy to vote.  Click on this link below and select the blue VOTE button.  You can vote using your Facebook login or create a Martha Stewart login.  It only takes a minute.


Vote up to six times a day for the next four days.  The contest ends at 11:59 PM ET on October 13th.  And, to learn more about my discovery of Sarah Oliver Handbags read my previous post, A Little Purse With Purpose: The Purlettes + One.  Thank you in advance for helping this great company.