*Contest* Old People are Cool because…

We are excited to announce an Old People are Cool contest! We are launching this contest to celebrate the many reasons why old is cool in order to promote a world that is loving, aging and united!

Visit our Facebook Page starting this Monday and post a photo or video to our wall or send us a direct message that finishes the sentence: Old People are Cool because...

Winners will be announced by November 30th. The top ten submissions will receive a *free* Old People are Cool T-Shirt!

Submissions will be accepted starting Monday November 13th until 5pm EST on Monday November 27th.

Some ideas to get your started, submitted by our friends at Activity Connection:

 Old People are Cool because …

  • They have so many life experiences and wisdom.
  • Their stories are inspiring. They love new things and are grateful.
  • They are a wealth of knowledge.
  • They teach us everything we know.
  • Their lives enrich mine.
  • They are honest.
  • They appreciate the little things you do.
  • Their wisdom and strength and the way I feel when with them.
  • They’ve been through it all!
  • Their life experiences and the changes they have seen.

*By submitting on Facebook you are agreeing to let Linked Senior share your contribution publicly.

Featuring Robert (Bob) Shipman, Music Lover

We are excited to share how cool we think 89-year-old Bob, Mr. Robert Shipman, is! Bob, aka PopPop, is the Grandfather of one of Linked Senior’s very own Customer Success Managers. Want to know his story? Well, it’s so cool that we want to share it!

Bob has always been interested in music. Since high school, he has pursued learning how to play clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, piano, and he is currently taking organ lessons alongside his wife Betty. He spent 21 years in the United States Army and followed up his military service by spending 20 years working as a part of the FBI. Since retiring, he seems to be more active than ever! Outside of organ lessons, he enjoys woodcarving, playing the clarinet for his church, listening to classical music, working on his “honey-do” list from his wife, and he just finished up a 17 year research project that has left him with a completed manuscript on the NAZCA Biomorphs and the Olmecs that is awaiting publication.

His joy in life is found through making other people smile, playing a “wicked clarinet”, and approaching life knowing every day has a little more to offer through his faith in God.

In the words of his doctor: “Bob, if you keep all this up, you’ll live to be 140!”

Mr. Shipman has overcome a battle with cancer and through that, his life mantra has become: “Each and every day is exciting, my glass is half full and there is more on the way.”

(Photo credits go to his 9-year-old great-granddaughter: Taylor Ann)