On August 21, 5-6pm EDT, Senior Planet will host a Zoom discussion about a documentary and its life-changing impact on one Senior Planet member – No RSVP required! (Click here for details).
“Senior Planet members, take a bow – it’s your day. According to the U.S. Census, some 78 million people 65 years and older will live in America by 2035 – a huge age cohort, surpassing the number of the country’s population under the age of 18 (76.7 million) for the first time in U.S. history.
“The launch of National Senior Citizens Day in 1988 acknowledged the contributions of older people, and since then, seniors have been showing their mettle to the world – and aging with attitude!
“For Carol Klenfner, it started with a documentary…about Ping Pong. (Click here to view the documentary for free.) Recently widowed and laid off, the film inspired her to try the sport. ‘Going to my table tennis club got me up and out – and introduced me to a whole new social set. Men and women, older and younger, Americans and folks from other cultures,’ she says. ‘I certainly never expected that I’d take up a new sport in my late 60s, fall in love with it, take it seriously enough to get pro coaching and feel confident enough to put myself out there and compete nationally (and internationally)”
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