Do you think that life ends at fifty and the fun is over? Do you think that after retirement there are only knitting and soap operas left? Well, looking at these pictures of seniors you'll probably be pleasantly shocked. It turns out, that once you grow old, you have the spare time to actually do what you love, learn new skills, travel and follow your dreams.

If you have your own idea of what does a typical 60-year-old woman look like, you might find that grandma Ruth, who's over 70 and DJ's at a nightclub just denies that. And if you have some thoughts of what does a 60-year-old woman body look like, there's Anette, who probably looks even better than you. Then there's Mister Alexander, who's 96 and skies in the Alps while snacking on the best Swiss chocolate and Pat, who's 81 and frequently skydives.

Still not convinced that growing old is not so bad? Check the pictures captured by photographer Vladimir Yakovlev in his Age If Happiness project that will introduce you with many more senior citizens who are rocking their retirement years.

More info: vladimiryakovlev.ru

#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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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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LanaKarim 4 years ago

Fab

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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 4 years 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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GaryandsusanRedmond 4 years ago

Wow!

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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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 3 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

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#20 Jacqueline Murdock Became A Model Being 82 Years Old

Jacqueline Murdock Became A Model Being 82 Years Old

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SassMcCoy 4 years ago

she's in a great documentary called Advanced style about more seasoned women who are absolutely fabulous!

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#21 Stanislaw Kowalski, 104 Years Old, The Oldest Polish Sprinter

Stanislaw Kowalski, 104 Years Old, The Oldest Polish Sprinter

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MajaVlaisavljevic 4 years ago

congrats!! he doesn' look more than 80-85,,, unless the foto is from younger period?

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#22 67 Year Old Lynda Fox Started Riding Horses 5 Years Ago And Now Competes In Dressage

67 Year Old Lynda Fox Started Riding Horses 5 Years Ago And Now Competes In Dressage

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SusanMontgomery 4 years ago

Horsey girls -- represent!

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#23 This 70 Year Travels Around The Globe Photographing Everywhere He Goes Each Year For Fun And To Help People Become More Creative

This 70 Year Travels Around The Globe Photographing Everywhere He Goes Each Year For Fun And To Help People Become More Creative

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EmmelieGunnarsson 4 years ago

alltså. så här ska ja också bli pensionär

#24 This 80+ Couple Shares Relationship Wisdom For Troubled Couples

This 80+ Couple Shares Relationship Wisdom For Troubled Couples

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RoseMotherMihaylova 4 years ago

Ohh, that's cute!

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#25 Antoni Huczyński (92yrs), Veterinarian From Poland,fitter Than Most Teens

Antoni Huczyński (92yrs), Veterinarian From Poland,fitter Than Most Teens

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#26 Manoel De Oliveira (106 Yrs) The Oldest Active Film Director In The World

Manoel De Oliveira (106 Yrs) The Oldest Active Film Director In The World

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SassMcCoy 4 years ago

he seriously looks like he's 60 though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manoel_de_Oliveira

#27 Ann M. At 61, Started Riding Sport Bikes At Age 57; Including The Odd Track Day.

Ann M. At 61, Started Riding Sport Bikes At Age 57; Including The Odd Track Day.

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TheAgeofHappiness 4 years ago

Hi Jeff, my name is Yulia, The Age of Happiness project. Do you now Ann? Could you please share her contacts with us? Thanks a lot!

#28 Robert Cortes, 80, Aau Powerlifting Hall Of Fame, 20 World/35 National Titles, 42 World Records

Robert Cortes, 80, Aau Powerlifting Hall Of Fame, 20 World/35 National Titles, 42 World Records

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#29 Dion Friedland 70 Year Old World Body Building Champion & Mr. Universe

Dion Friedland 70 Year Old World Body Building Champion & Mr. Universe

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MadiNavon 4 years ago

You are my inspiration! Madi

#30 Yangke Kirana, Indonesia. 63 Year Old Thrill Seeker, Adventurous Grandma.

Yangke Kirana, Indonesia. 63 Year Old Thrill Seeker, Adventurous Grandma.

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#31 Gypsy Eden Jazz Singer 77 Years Young

Gypsy Eden Jazz Singer 77 Years Young

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#32 Antoni Huczyński, Poland. 92 Year Old Sportsmen, Known As Dziarski Dziadek (spry Grandfather).

Antoni Huczyński, Poland. 92 Year Old Sportsmen, Known As Dziarski Dziadek (spry Grandfather).

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#33 Kite Surf Granny. Gerthy Baars At 64 Can Be Found Kite Boarding In Tarifa; Cape Town And Brazil

Kite Surf Granny. Gerthy Baars At 64 Can Be Found Kite Boarding In Tarifa; Cape Town And Brazil

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Mary Newman 2 years ago

Super awesome

#34 Eloise Snyder, 89, Snow Skiing.

Eloise Snyder, 89, Snow Skiing.

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Shaaron Evans 2 years ago

Beautiful! She looks so radiant! Hard to believe she's almost 90! Write a book!

#35 Jaque Fresco:Futurist, Social-structural Engineer,architectural-industrial Designer

Jaque Fresco:Futurist, Social-structural Engineer,architectural-industrial Designer

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4 years ago

98 years old

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#36 Aleksander Doba, 67 Yo, A Polish Kayaker, Paddled 7,716 Miles Across The Atlantic Ocean

Aleksander Doba, 67 Yo, A Polish Kayaker, Paddled 7,716 Miles Across The Atlantic Ocean

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#37 Larry Manross, 70, Sales Vp, Former Af Officer, Marathoner

Larry Manross, 70, Sales Vp, Former Af Officer, Marathoner

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#38 Derek Parker, 81, Sailing A 35 Ft Sail Boat On San Francisco Bay Singlehanded

Derek Parker, 81, Sailing A 35 Ft Sail Boat On San Francisco Bay Singlehanded

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#39 Sakino, 66, Started Fitness And Lindy Hop At 65

Sakino, 66, Started Fitness And Lindy Hop At 65

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#40 Connie Whiteley At 61 She Is Still Actively Barrel Racing And Pole Bending In Rodeos.

Connie Whiteley At 61 She Is Still Actively Barrel Racing And Pole Bending In Rodeos.

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#41 Julia Vona Took Up Kayaking At Age 68.

Julia Vona Took Up Kayaking At Age 68.

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