What does it mean to grow old?
Watch this video, and change the way you think about age
Meet Madeline, Maude, Ida and Lilian, four centenarians who redefine what it means to grow old. Listen to their stories, views on aging and plans for the future. Challenge your preconceptions about what it means to be 70, 80 — or even 100.
“A lot of people got a whole lot to say about old age, but that’s their old age, not mine,” says Ida Keeling, 100, the oldest track-and-field sprinter. “It’s just a number, like any other.”
Watch the video created by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which reminds us of our Christian Children's Fund of Canada supporters — of all ages — and of the men and women in the communities where we work who take part in community projects, raise their grandchildren and provide leadership.