Sharing videos online is usually associated with the young. However, some seniors are also successfully videoing and sharing their passions online. Temple senior care experts take a look at ordinary seniors who are becoming YouTube sensations.
1. Judy Graham
Graham became passionate about knitting when she was a teenager and has had an impressive knitting career for more than 50 years. She has developed her own business and also created gorgeous knitwear for celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg. She feels knitting is beneficial to her overall wellbeing. People’s interest in her work along with her love of knitting led her to create the Knitting Tips by Judy YouTube channel. Over 44,000 subscribers learn about knitting, from stitches to patterns, through her YouTube channel.
2. Tim Rowett
Rowett is a 73-year-old collector of over 20,000 toys who has created the Grand Illusions YouTube channel. He demonstrates unique toys and gadgets through his channel, which has over 460,000 subscribers. Rowett loves to educate his followers who are fascinated by his knowledge of not just the toys he has collected, but also how they work.
3. Mr. Forthright
Mr. Forthright is an outspoken senior whose unique personality draws people to his Old and Bold YouTube channel by the tens of thousands. He has over 39,000 followers who can’t get enough of his advice about all types of topics, ranging from selfie tips to identity protection. His unique life-changing advice keeps his fan base growing. Devoted fans can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
4. Dr. Phyllis Collins
A true inspiration at 72 years old, Collins is a retired California attorney who has over 3,000 followers on her Diet Hobby YouTube channel. Her subscribers can’t get enough of her diet advice and inspirational talks about self-love and self-esteem, as well as her honesty about her own challenges with weight. Collins’ willingness to talk about her journey through gastric bypass surgery also makes her very relatable.
These seniors are inspiring because they are successfully using new technology. Encourage your loved one to follow some of these senior social media stars on YouTube for motivation and inspiration. For more information on inspiring seniors, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers provide dedicated part-time and 24-hour care. Temple, TX, families can count on our caregivers to provide the encouragement and support their loved ones need to lead an active life. Call 254-856-0600 to learn more about the home care options we offer.