The reigning first lady of healthy aging, Betty White, has lived a full, vital life. At the age of 88, she underwent nothing short of a rebirth in personal vigor and popularity. And now, at 98, she’s still tweeting and creating smiles.
Her secret? An open mind, an abundance of energy, and a great sense of humor, three trademarks of the Positively Old. The six-time Emmy winner told Parade magazine that the secret to a long life is to “accentuate the positive, not the negative,” according to CNN.
Ironically, her career revitalization was spearheaded over ten years ago by one of the most modern marketing mediums, social media. Facebook fans petitioned online for Betty to host Saturday Night Live. The invitation was made and accepted. Saturday Night Live saw its highest overnight ratings in 18 months. And the rest is history.
Since then, Betty White has made numerous appearances on traditional media and in online U-Tube videos. She has won several awards, been an ambassador for animal causes, secured a television show about her life, and has even created her own clothing line…???
Ten years ago, you couldn’t spit without hitting an image of this legendary actress and comedian somewhere. And, at 98, she doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.