One of the difficult things with this type of recognition is that you are constantly in fear of using the word “old.”
Old connotes, well, old. But what we’re focusing on is wisdom, experience, perseverance. Things that years ADD to your life not take away.
I think the folks in Sao Paulo have the right idea…
Truck driver voted Sao Paulo’s most handsome elderly man
Aureo do Nascimento beat 21 other contestants aged 62 to 94 at the Thursday pageant sponsored by the State Health Department.
The 63-year-old Nascimento said the pageant helps older men “improve their self-esteem and overcome the prejudices others feel toward the elderly.”
Awards also were handed out for Mister Elegance, Mister Smiles and Mister Shyness by a jury of five women.
[Note: Image above is not the winner. Just the coolest cat in the contest. Click image to go to full article and more images.]