Living Legends Nominations

An Action For Elders Tenth Anniversary Event.

As we celebrate our Tenth Anniversary throughout 2022, culminating in a special celebration event at the Welsh Senedd in Cardiff, we are asking you to nominate two ‘Living Legends’ – people who have been an inspiration to you over the years.

Category A

Living Legend – Number 1: Celebrity

Tell us about an older celebrity that continues to inspire you. It might be a musician, like Paul McCartney, a comedian, writer or sportsman.

Category B

Living Legend – Number 2: Friend or Family

Closer to home, let us know about a friend or relative that has continued to inspire you with their inspirational words and thoughtful, selfless actions. Someone who has gone that extra mile.

A. Name of Person.
B. If possible, a line on why they have inspired you.

Submit your suggestions for our two categories by using our Tenth Anniversary ‘Nominate your Legends’ box below.

Action For Elders – Living Legends – Top 10 Suggestions

To help you, we have put together our own list of inspirational people. Do you agree or can you suggest some others?

Here are our Top Ten Suggestions – in no particular order.

  1. Paul McCartney
    Paul McCartney, 80 Headlining the Glastonbury Festival at the age of 80 with a 2 hour plus set containing highlights from a sparkling 60 year career.
  2. Diana Ross
    Diana Ross, 78 Another popular Glastonbury headliner who put on a hugely entertaining performance. This is just part of world tour taking place in 2022 and 2023
  3. David Attenborough
    Sir David Attenborough, 94The active broadcaster and naturalist is rightly considered a ‘national treasure’. This year he won the Champion of the Earth award from The United National Environment Programme.
  4. Queen Elizabeth 2nd
    Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth 2, 96Her Majesty the Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee this year. She famously turned down the ‘Oldie of The Year’ award saying: “You are only as old as you feel.”
  5. Sheila Hancock
    Sheila Hancock, 89The actor and author recently published the extraordinary, inspirational memoir Old Rage and embarked on a Nationwide book tour in June.
  6. Max Boyce
    Max Boyce, 78The Welsh comedian and singer continues to
    perform and play an active role in the South Wales community.
  7. Sting
    Sting, 70The musician, actor and philanthropist is on tour in the UK and US from 2022 to 2023. He has no plans to retire, telling the Sunday Times: “…you’re as old as you feel. I’m doing the job of a 25-year-old every night on stage.”
  8. Dick Van Dyke
    Dick Van Dyke, 96The actor, singer, dancer and comedian is famous for keeping fit and still attends his local gym in Malibu three times a week.
  9. Robert Redford Actor
    Robert Redford, 85The multi award-winning actor supports environmentalism, Native American rights, LGBT rights and the arts.
  10. Pele
    Pele, 81Arguably the world greatest ever footballer, Pele went on to become The Minister of Sports for Brazil. His daughter describes him as ‘super strong’ as he fights health issues.

Your own suggestions for the top 10

We imagine you will have your own suggestions, so please let us know by filling in our suggestions form and share the page as well, and encourage your friends to take part too.

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