YouTube offers something for everyone, including people over age 65. Some seniors have even discovered people are interested in learning about their skills, talents, and life stories and have created YouTube channels to share them. The Douglas County, CO, elderly care experts at Home Care Assistance discuss the amazing accomplishments of these 4 senior YouTube stars.
1. Tim Rowett
This eccentric 71-year-old man has inspired and entertained millions of viewers with his incredible toy collection. Though Rowett collects toys of all types, he generally focuses on common props for magic tricks. Much of his collection extends all the way back to his childhood with amazing products from all over the world. He is also known for breaking down popular magic tricks that have been around for decades. Rowett claims his “hunger for truth” is what drew him to YouTube.
2. Greg Kinman
Also known as Hickok45, Greg Kinman is one of the most popular vloggers on YouTube, with over 1.5 million subscribers. After retiring from teaching, Kinman began making videos with his son to review different types of arms and ammo. Many of his viewers are drawn to his experience in the field of munitions as he explains the rich history of the world’s most famous firearms. Kinman is a refreshing YouTube figure who does everything in his power to keep his channel family-friendly and drama-free.
3. Grandma Mary
Grandma Mary has become one of the most recognizable Internet celebrities because of her YouTube channel 3GoldenSistersTV. This irreverent comedian produces short films that cover everything from celebrity gossip to treating chronic anxiety in seniors. Within the last year, her popularity has landed her a few famous guests who come from all walks of life. Now 85 years old, Grandma Mary has no problem keeping up with current trends and pop culture.
4. Peter Oakley
Though he passed away in 2014, no list of senior YouTube stars would be complete without Peter Oakley. Starting in 2006, Oakley began posting a series of autobiographical videos that covered some of the most amazing events in his life, including his time spent as a radar mechanic during World War II. At one point during his series, Peter Oakley had more subscribers than any other private party on YouTube.
YouTube is just one of many ways your senior loved one can use the Internet to his or her advantage. To learn about additional benefits of using the Internet in the golden years, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of live-in and respite care. Douglas County families trust and rely on Home Care Assistance to help their elderly loved ones maintain a high quality of life while living at home. For more information on our in-home care services, please call 720-580-5378 to speak with one of our friendly Care Managers.