This story is about a Greensboro, N.C., resident who recently celebrated her 90th birthday by zip-lining through the rainforest.
The Get Old effort will help Pfizer achieve Imperative 3: Earn Greater Respect From Society. The goal is to inspire and activate people of all ages to reconsider what it means to get old and to change perceptions about aging at every stage of life.
May Mead celebrated her 90th birthday a little early this year with a family trip to Costa Rica, where she earned the distinction of being the oldest person to ever zip-line at Wingnuts Canopy Tour. The vacation also included snorkeling and a riverboat tour of local wildlife.
“I may be older, but I certainly don’t feel that way. I feel like staying active and doing things that make me happy and keep me feeling young,” said Mead, who swims laps and exercises on a treadmill to keep healthy. “My age doesn’t stop me from staying active.”