08/11/2014 03:51 pm ET Updated Aug 12, 2014

Why Performing In Nursing Homes Was The Best Career Decision This Man Ever Made

With time, things change: the music industry, people, career choices, the list goes on and on. So in order to continue his career as a performer, 64-year-old Marc Shaw took his music to a new audience and a new stage -- seniors in nursing homes.

Shaw joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss how his career transition at 50 has been the best decision he's ever made.

“The music was changing and I wasn’t crazy about the way the music was changing,” said Shaw. “I was getting older and the music was getting younger.”

So Shaw decided to target an older audience, and he said it’s given him an entirely new perspective on life.

“To have people coming up to me who are in their 70s, or 80s, or 90s, and saying to me at the end of the show, ‘Oh you made us feel alive today. You’ve made us so happy,’” explained Shaw, “it’s changed the whole way I look at life now and the way I look at aging. It’s a very surprising bonus to me in this industry.”

The career change is just as beneficial and rewarding to the seniors as it is for Shaw, who exclaimed that “it’s the best time of my life. I just hope that I can do it for 20 more years.”

To hear more of the conversation, watch the full HuffPost Live segment here.