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Super Octogenarians

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Super Octogenarians

Super Octogenarians - S1E8: The Unstoppable Granny

15 Mar 2018 10:00am
Once a runner in her teens, Pan Shiu-Yu picked up the sport again in her 60s to strengthen her ailing knees. Against the odds, she trained her muscles well enough to avoid surgery, and even took up competitive running once again. Her plan is to keep running and breaking records into her 90s.
About the Show

Is 80 the new 50? Super Octogenarians tracks down spunky seniors who are working way past their retirement age, and redefining the notion of active ageing. We travel across Asia to witness how these gutsy seniors are debunking the stock images we have of the old, and inspiring all with the tremendous energy they put into their extended professional lives. From Singapore, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand, 8 octogenarians show us how age is just a number, and the world is still their oyster - 8 decades and more later. In the series, we also invite 8 of Asia’s most exciting photographers to share the compelling worlds of these super octogenarians. The photographer’s task: to come up with a series of photographs based on the theme NEVER TOO OLD. Through this collaboration, they befriend each other, and the young come to see the world through the eyes of the old. The end result is often heartwarming as it is meaningful. And the photographs will surprise everyone.

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