Many of us are guilty of holding an unfair stereotype – that, once we grow old, our best days are behind us and that we can no longer fully realize our dreams. As photographer Vladimir Yakovlev has discovered, however, that's just not true. His Age Of Happiness photo project introduces us to people who, at 70, 80 or even 100 years of age, are still following their dreams and trying new things.

If you know such a person, feel free to add their photo to this list!

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#1 Greta Pontarelly, 61, Pole Dancer

Greta Pontarelly, 61, Pole Dancer

Greta Pontarelly, 61, Pole Dancer

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#2 78-Year-Old Skateboarder Lloyd Kahn Decided That The Time Had Come For Him To Try Skateboarding At 65

78-Year-Old Skateboarder Lloyd Kahn Decided That The Time Had Come For Him To Try Skateboarding At 65

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EricTeotico 1 year ago

Life after 60? Who says we're old...

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#3 102-Year-Old Cyclist Robert Marchand

102-Year-Old Cyclist Robert Marchand

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MichaelMedina 1 year ago

Also holds the hour record in his age group.

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#4 72-Year-Old Ruth Flowers Decided To Become A Club Dj At 68

72-Year-Old Ruth Flowers Decided To Become A Club Dj At 68

72-Year-Old Ruth Flowers Decided To Become A Club Dj At 68

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earringnut 1 year ago

Rock the house Ruth!

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#5 70-Year-Old Annette Larkins Looks Like She Just Turned 40 Thanks To Raw Vegan Diet

70-Year-Old Annette Larkins Looks Like She Just Turned 40 Thanks To Raw Vegan Diet

70-Year-Old Annette Larkins Looks Like She Just Turned 40 Thanks To Raw Vegan Diet

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FelizitasVolkmann 1 year ago

vegan raw!!! thats a big difference :)

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#6 Doris Long, 100, Took Up Industrial Climbing When She Was 85

Doris Long, 100, Took Up Industrial Climbing When She Was 85

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FriedrichBahr 1 year ago

how about a pic of her actually climbing?

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#7 87-Year-Old Ice Skater Yvonne Dowlen

87-Year-Old Ice Skater Yvonne Dowlen

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MohammadHeidari 1 year ago

The most beautiful smile of a grandma.

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#8 Duan Tzinfu, 73, Tzinfu Performs Moves That Are So Complex That Even Young Athletes Can’t Compete.

Duan Tzinfu, 73, Tzinfu Performs Moves That Are So Complex That Even Young Athletes Can’t Compete.

Duan Tzinfu, 73, Tzinfu Performs Moves That Are So Complex That Even Young Athletes Can’t Compete.

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LorrieLancaster 1 year ago

I guess I should stop making excuses about getting more flexible :p!!

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#9 70-Year-Old Dr. Jeffrey Life Started To Take Fitness Pretty Seriously At The Age Of 60

70-Year-Old Dr. Jeffrey Life Started To Take Fitness Pretty Seriously At The Age Of 60

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uhmorphous 1 year ago

There are scores of 20-somethings wondering how to get into half the shape you're in. You've got a perfect last name; it says it all.

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#10 96-Year-Old Mountain Skier Alexander Rozental

96-Year-Old Mountain Skier Alexander Rozental

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#11 78-Year-Old Bodybuilder Jim Morris Became A Vegetarian When He Was 50 And A Vegan 15 Years Later

78-Year-Old Bodybuilder Jim Morris Became A Vegetarian When He Was 50 And A Vegan 15 Years Later

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CherylSkraba 1 year ago

A lot of 18 year old men never look this good kudos to him!

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#12 75 Year Old Wirginia From Poland Decided To Become A Dj Couple Of Years Ago

75 Year Old Wirginia From Poland Decided To Become A Dj Couple Of Years Ago

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Photo Mona Blank www.monablank.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mona-Blank/870999312911409

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#13 Lynn Ruth Miller, 80, Stand Up Comedian, Started Doing Stand-up Comedy At 70

Lynn Ruth Miller, 80, Stand Up Comedian, Started Doing Stand-up Comedy At 70

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#14 61-Year-Old Cindy Joseph Is Active In Physical Fitness, Works As A Photo Model, And Runs A Popular Video Blog

61-Year-Old Cindy Joseph Is Active In Physical Fitness, Works As A Photo Model, And Runs A Popular Video Blog

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TheAgeofHappiness 1 year ago

Thanks for the post!

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#15 Madonna Buder, 83, A Marathon Runner And A Nun

Madonna Buder, 83, A Marathon Runner And A Nun

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YvesRioux 1 year ago

like a virgin....

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#16 Pat And Alicia Moorhead, 81 And 66-Year-Old Skydivers

Pat And Alicia Moorhead, 81 And 66-Year-Old Skydivers

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FabianaPereira 1 year ago

He's got a young chick!

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#17 Women Aikido Group In Novosibirsk. Youngest Member Is 55 Years Old, The Oldest - 75

Women Aikido Group In Novosibirsk. Youngest Member Is 55 Years Old, The Oldest - 75

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KateElle 7 months ago

ouch!

#18 Paul Fegen, 78, A Magician. Former Multi-millionaire, Now He Makes His Living Doing Card Tricks

Paul Fegen, 78, A Magician. Former Multi-millionaire, Now He Makes His Living Doing Card Tricks

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DorinaBarbuGherman 1 year ago

I think these people are very good examples for everyone!

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#19 Valentin Badich, 75, Dances The Boogie-Woogie, Rockabilly Etc.

Valentin Badich, 75, Dances The Boogie-Woogie, Rockabilly Etc.

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AdrianaPap 1 year ago

Never give up! Do the things you like no matter your age.