09/17/2013 08:45 am ET

Meet 6 Fabulous Women – Aged 73 And Upwards – Redefining What It Means To Be Old


Most people are afraid of growing old. Too often, the term conjures up negative images and stereotypes involving illness, vulnerability and loneliness. The concept of growing old – becoming elderly – is something that most adults shudder at when they hit 50, let alone into their 60s and beyond. As a society, we're not very good at preparing for, or dealing with, old age.

Meet six women trying to change all that.

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