Last Updated on 28 September 2022 by Ray Plumlee

OMG - Old Men Groving on Britains Got Talent BGT.
OMG – Old Men Groving on Britains Got Talent BGT.

Simon Cowell, critiquing contestants on one of the UK’s most popular shows, “Britain’s Got Talent”, isn’t the first, and certainly won’t be the last, to comment on the fact that age is just a number. The question is, whether it is a “lucky” number.

Growing old is a fact of life. The alternative to growing old is to cease to exist, not something most of us would choose. And it is certainly true that age is nothing but a number, a measure of the units of time we have spent upon this planet. And that is all it is. It cannot measure our accomplishments, our joys, our sorrows. It is simply a measurement, no more significant than a shoe size. This is no where more evident than in the performance to which Mr. Cowell was referring. You can see it here, and it is a joy to watch. Five middle-aged men, calling themselves “Old Men Grooving”, expressing their disregard for the expectations others may assign to them, as well as their joy in life, and pride in their achievements. Five friends blowing expectations out of the water, and reveling in it.

One of America’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, one observed, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life, but the life in your years.” And who can argue with Honest Abe? But how can you insure that your accumulating years remain lively? First of all, recognize that you are aging, and learn to deal with it. Your later years, to a large extent, depend on how well you take care of yourself in your younger years. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, deal with health issues before they become debilitating, learn to manage chronic health issues as they may arise, and develop and maintain meaningful social relationships. Never disengage yourself from the world around you. Research has shown that the older brain is still more than capable of growth and development, but only if stimulated. And never underestimate the power of resiliency. The ability to bounce back will serve you well in your declining years. Maintain an optimistic attitude, always looking for a way around any problem.

Your mental outlook is as important to your continued success in aging as your physical health. It is of no benefit to have the body of an athlete and the mind of a decrepit old person. It will do you no good to live a long but miserable life. Some of the health benefits of maintaining social relationships in our advancing years include a potential reduction in the risk of cardiovascular problems, some cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, as well as Alzheimer disease. A satisfying social life can also lower blood pressure and alleviate depression. Continue to do the things you enjoy, and even develop new interests. Join a gym, or a book club. Volunteer at a local agency. Visit a local seniors’ center and interact with your peers, or mentor a youngster who can benefit from your experience, while you absorb their youthful enthusiasm.

Aging can be as good, or as bad, as you make it. Just don’t allow yourself to be weighed down by the years already passed, but be encourage by those yet to come.

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I’m Nick Wilkinson. I writer and radio personality who lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

With over 14 years of experience in the Behavioral Health Field, I’ve been working in close contact with kids from all walks of life.

Specializing in teenagers and young adults, I’ve been a career long supporter of “verbal de-escalation” and non-violent crisis intervention. I believe that what you say, and how you say it, are the keys to successful communication. I currently write about men's health topics, parenting and child abuse topics, and other social issues. You can visit my blog at

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sara rox

I agree with the article that age is nothing but a number! It is all about the mentality and how you feel about your age. A person can either complain about being too old or I can take advantage of living life and doing what they desire regardless of what their age is. If a person is old then it means that they can’t have fun. An older person can have just as much fun as a younger teenager could, but for that to happen the older person needs to have a positive mentality about their age.


Really refreshing read. Sometimes I feel old, but I know people 20 years my senior who are still very much alive and well. This is a good reminder that it’s in my choices and my attitude.

Nancy Williams

Age really is a number, I mean look at those old men. I’m really impressed.

Tammy W. Mach

We, the senior citizens want attention, care and love exactly the way, we used to give to our seniors when we were young. We used to converse with our elders like they were our mentors. Nowadays, youth doesn’t ask for our opinions on certain decisions they need to make. Anyhow, thanks for sharing so amazing n motivational videos with your followers. Thanks again!

Trent Gebhard

I am 70 and a strong believer of the fact that we can keep ourselves younger, stronger and healthier by surrounding ourselves with people and items that make us feel younger and happier. Thank you for sharing awesome collection of impressive videos.

Noel D. Salinas

Incredible and very motivational article with some encouraging videos for senior citizens! I love, Abraham Lincoln’s quote. After reading this article, I feel myself more motivated and it is the right time for me to bounce back and challenge those who always underestimate me!!

Noel D. Salinas

For me, age is just a number. Every next day, I feel myself younger and stronger. Stay away from junk food, do some exercise daily and enjoy life..

Alberto S. Mansfield

What an inspirational article it is!! I am 64 and facing some health related issues. The videos you shared are very motivational for people like me. Thanks for sharing awesome stuff. I am sure, your website will certainly help me improve my fitness.


Oh my god the videos are really awesome!! Apart from being funny they show you that age is truly just a number!

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