A talent competition is being held between elderly people in New York: the final promises to be enchanting
Everyone knows that some things age over time, but talent does not. As part of the “Talent is Timeless” competition, nursing homes across New York City are proving that age is no barrier to expressing your unique talents, ABC 7 reports.
According to data, about 20% of New Yorkers are over the age of 60, and many of them strive to remain active and contribute to the community. “We’re not going to sit and watch TV. I’m not going to play bingo,” said Amanda Rodriguez, one of the contestants.
“You need to go outside and dance, do Zumba, go to the gym and lift dumbbells.”
The Department of Aging created the competition as a way to combat ageism and changing perceptions of age. “We’re really debunking the idea that utility decreases with age, or that ability decreases, or that talent decreases,” Commissioner Lorraine Cores Vasquez said.
Participants in this unique competition have already completed several rounds of nursing homes in all five boroughs of New York. Their performances and incredible talents amaze and inspire everyone who follows this competition.
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New York continues to prove that age is just a number, but talent and passion stay with a person throughout life. The final show will take place on September 28 at the United Palace Theater, where one of hundreds of competitors will be crowned the winner.
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