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5 Famous Fashion Icons Still Setting Trends in the Senior Years

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Fort Myers in-home elder care experts believe older adults can be an inspiration to others and defy the expectations the general public might have about the elderly. For instance, there are a few famous women over 65 who maintain a sense of fashion and beauty that is unfairly not often associated with seniors. These fashion icons may be getting older, but they continue to set trends and live healthy lifestyles. 

1. Iris Apfel 

At the age of 95, Iris Apfel is a fashion icon who continues to stun people around the world. She has her own clothing line in department stores and has designed projects for nine U.S. Presidents throughout her career. Her signature look includes oversized sunglasses that always complement her outfits, and she takes risks with her clothing styles, which is how she has continued to be so successful. Apfel remains physically active, but does not follow a rigorous exercise routine. When she stays at her Palm Beach home, she visits the gym and works out with a trainer on-site. 

2. Jacqueline Murdock 

Jacqueline Murdock was a dancer prior to entering the world of fashion. At the age of 82, she landed a job as a model for Lavin, and she is now 86 years old. Dancing has allowed Murdock to remain physically fit, active, and ready for the camera. Due to her timeless beauty and fashion appeal, she has been on the cover of many magazines and featured on various fashion websites. 

3. Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama has been a fixture in the fashion world for many years. At the age of 87, she continues to make headlines for her creativity. Her signature look consists of polka dots, including her outfit and accessories. She has been photographed for many brands, including Louis Vuitton. Kusama has designed many unique items, including pet accessories and cell phone carriers. To stay healthy, she jogs, does simple cardio and yoga, and eats a healthy diet, in addition to taking weight loss supplements. 

4. Rita Moreno

At the age of 84, Rita Moreno takes fashion risks as she walks the red carpets and attends star-studded award shows. She keeps her figure firm and fashion ready by exercising on a daily basis. After having knee replacement surgery, she has cut out dancing, but continues to do light exercises as a part of her current workout routine. 

5. Diane Keaton 

At 70 years old, Diane Keaton remains a fashion icon. When she landed a starring role in the popular film Annie Hall, her stylish wardrobe received a great deal of attention alongside her superb acting skills. Keaton wore her own clothes in the film, becoming an instant fashion icon for women. She is still featured on the covers magazines, including Vogue, wearing her own clothing, and her fashion continues to inspire younger and older adults around the world. Keaton remains healthy by eating a well-balanced diet, staying active, and wearing clothing and sunscreen to protect her skin.

By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, your senior loved one has a higher chance of achieving greater things in life. If he or she needs help maintaining healthy habits, the caregivers at Fort Myers Home Care Assistance can help. Our caregivers are available around the clock to assist with exercise, prepare nutritious meals, provide social and mental stimulation, and help with a wide array of daily tasks. To learn more about the live-in and respite home care Fort Myers seniors rely on, call 239.449.4701 today.