Social media has become an important part of life, and many people have found fame through this platform. A growing number of older adults are also using social media and gaining popularity. Here are five senior social media stars with a massive fan following.
1. Charles Marvin Green Jr.
This 66-year-old retired firefighter is famous for his Angry Grandpa YouTube channel that has over 3 million subscribers, a Facebook page with 650,000 plus followers, and more than 244,000 followers on Twitter. Green said making videos for his YouTube channel has helped him become a health-conscious and caring dad. He also owns an online retail shop that sells Angry Grandpa shirts, cups, and other merchandise.
Some seniors need encouragement to make healthier lifestyle choices and lead happier lives. Ahwatukee non-medical home care experts are available to provide high-quality care to seniors on an as-needed basis. From assistance with mobility and exercise to providing transportation to the doctor’s office and social events, there are a variety of ways professional caregivers can help your aging loved one continue to live independently.
2. Tim Rowett
After working as an entertainer at kids’ parties for several years, 74-year-old Rowett now owns a YouTube channel named Grand Illusions that boasts over 540,000 subscribers. His videos include various optical illusion tricks that he demonstrates, and he tries to make a new video every week for his subscribers.
3. Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle
Also known as Baddie Winkle, this 88-year-old fashion enthusiast has had a tragic life. After losing her husband in a car accident and her son to cancer, she tried to add some fun in her life by wearing eccentric outfits online. Within a short time, she became a social media star with an Instagram and Twitter following of 3 million and 225,000 respectively. She makes poses and posts photos in flamboyant outfits on social media, which has given her a new purpose in life. Winkle is also an inspiration to many celebrities, including Nicole Richie and Rihanna. In 2015, Winkle even attended the MTV Music Awards as a guest of MTV and Miley Cyrus.
4. Judy Graham
With over 50 years of experience in knitting, Judy Graham is one of the most recognized seniors on social media. This 79-year-old woman has had an impressive career in Hollywood making unique sweaters for movie and television productions, and she has also made scarves and sweaters for Whoopi Goldberg and Ellen DeGeneres. Graham now demonstrates various knitting techniques on her YouTube channel called Knitting Tips by Judy, which has over 45,000 followers and more than 15 million views.
Regularly interacting with fans and followers provides an opportunity for seniors to socialize. For families living in Ahwatukee, AZ, respite care can be a wonderful solution when their aging loved ones need companionship and socialization a few hours a week or just need minor assistance with daily household tasks. At Home Care Assistance, we thrive on helping seniors maintain their independence while living in the comfort of home.
5. Dorrie Jacobson
As an 82-year-old former Playboy Bunny, Dorrie Jacobson wanted to use her expertise in the fashion and beauty industry to inspire women over 60. She accomplished this goal by creating her Senior Style Bible online blog as well as an Instagram page that has more than 17,000 followers.
Maintaining an active lifestyle in the golden years can help seniors prevent cognitive decline. Socialization boosts mental health and delays the onset of dementia and memory loss. If your elderly loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, trust in the Ahwatukee dementia home care experts at Home Care Assistance to help him or her manage the condition while continuing to live at home. In addition to high quality dementia care, we also offer specialized Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke care. Whether your elderly loved one needs assistance with daily activities or comprehensive in-home care, call us at (480) 448-6215 care.