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10 Elderly People Who Are Anything But Feeble

Motorized elderly by Roel Driever

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I would love to be able to do what they do?” We’ve all done it at one time or another, but how often do we take steps to achieve that goal? This list looks at 10 people who live by the philosophy that age is nothing but a number, proving that you’re never too old to start something new (or pick up something you used to do) and excel at it.

10. 84-Year-Old Inventor

George Weiss doesn’t know what it means to give up. The 84-year-old has been in love with inventing and tinkering with things for his whole life. For the last 50 years it was a hobby, albeit one he spent a lot of free time on. He worked as a wallpaper hanger until his retirement at the age of 75. His inventions haven’t gotten much further than his basement, where over 80 inventions are stored. From storage shelves to Christmas ornaments, Weiss loves to think up new ideas. Not one of his ideas had ever been accepted by a company before, but he kept at his passion anyway.

Then he came up with an invention called the Dabble. Dabble is a word game Weiss concocted. An average game lasts 15 minutes and is played by creating five words out of 20 lettered tiles. He says he loves the game so much because he played it with his wife, who now suffers from Alzheimer’s; the two have been married for 61 years. Since the game went viral and has recently been turned into a mobile app, Weiss has become the world’s oldest app inventor.

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Kristance Harlow

January 22, 2014

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