In an effort to expand the role of worldwide leader in active aging, the Huntsman World Senior Games recently launched The 50 Over 50 initiative. This innovative program is a series of curated lists of incredible individuals doing amazing things and who just happen to be over the age of 50. Access to the lists can be found at the50over50.com.
“Our goal with this project is to shine a spotlight on what it means to age actively,” says Kyle M Case, Huntsman World Senior Games CEO. “We want to change the stereotype, fight ageism and create a whole new paradigm for aging. This demographic provides value to society and the communities in which we all live. They create, inspire, motivate, mentor, teach and provide for and we want to give credit where it is due.”
The 50 Over 50 is composed of three groups.
The Rockingest 50 Over 50 is a list of some of the greatest musical artists of all time. Admittedly there is a liberal approach to the definition of “rocking”. The list includes artists of all musical genres, but the common thread is that they are all over the age of 50 and still making music, touring and providing the soundtrack to our lives. Visit the50over50.rocks to join a conversation and vote for your favorite artists.
Currently nominations are being accepted for The Change Makers 50 Over 50. Individuals can recommend a volunteer, teacher, community leader, parent or grandparent who is making a difference in the world. Visit the50over50.care and submit a nomination. From those nominations, a list will be created of the top 50 Change Makers over the age of 50.
Finally, the Fittest 50 Over 50 is a list of 50 athletes, 25 men and 25 women, who could be considered the fittest in the world. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and athletic achievements. The list includes centenarians who are still running marathons, Ironman triathletes and world record holders. To see the entire list, visit the50over50.fit.
“We want to change the conversation about getting older,” says Case. "And the 50 Over 50 is one of the ways we intend to do it."