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5 Adrenaline Junkies Over 65

By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on

When you think of adrenaline junkies, you typically picture young people in their 20s or 30s. But according to Oklahoma in-home care agencies, not all thrill seekers are young. Rather, a lot of the world’s adrenaline junkies are merely young at heart. Read on to learn more about some of the world’s oldest adrenaline junkies.

1. Armand Gendreau

Armand Gendreau is a Canadian who broke the Guinness World Records as the oldest skydiver to jump out of a plane at the age of 101. Although he needed help taking the stairs that led up to the plane, the adrenaline junkie jumped at 4,100 meters as a tandem parachute jumper. He’s already planning his second jump on his 102nd birthday.

2. Edna “Kniff” Kniffen

Edna Kniffen enjoys being in the air and doesn’t let her age keep her from a bit of adventure. She decided to skydive at the age of 90 and has already been in a hot air balloon, an airplane, and a helicopter on other adventures. She even rode a mule while exploring the Grand Canyon and doesn’t plan on stopping the adrenaline anytime soon.

3. Margit Tall

Ninety-five-year-old Margit Tall is one of the world’s oldest bungee jumpers after she plunged 150 meters from a crane in Helsinki, Finland. Tall enjoys adventure and doesn’t let her age stop her even though she’s been warned that the adventure can kill her.

4. Reg Scott 

After riding over 400,000 miles on his motorcycle, Reg Scott is the oldest biker at the age of 94. He’s spent nearly 74 years on the road in Britain and spends most of his time on a Honda 250cc. He rides on his bike most of the time and only uses a car when the weather is bad.

5. Mohr Keet

Ninety-six-year-old Mohr Keet broke the world record three times as the world’s oldest bungee jumper while jumping in South Africa on one of the world’s tallest bridges. He jumped for the thrill and to face his fears, which has allowed him to live his golden years to the fullest. This World War II veteran jumped for the first time at the age of 88 with his daughter and grandniece also taking the plunge.

While we don’t recommend extreme sports for all seniors, Home Care Assistance does encourage seniors to be more active and live life to the fullest. To help, we provide flexible Alzheimer’s, dementia, and stroke home care in Oklahoma to accommodate seniors with different needs and abilities. Our compassionate caregivers help seniors stay socially, mentally, and physically active in their homes and communities. Learn more today when you call 405-285-4191 to set up a no-obligation consultation.