This week's New Yorker of the Week is inspiring seniors to put their best foot forward while leaving their age behind.
96-year-old Beatrice Victor has a long history of giving back. She took care of soldiers as a military nurse during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. She has long been a champion for people with disabilities.
Thirty years ago, she started the Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics. Hundreds of Staten Islanders 50 years old and older put themselves to the test in a variety of mental and physical challenges like chess, bowling and miniature golf.
Victor says the competition is about keeping the seniors young at heart.
"It gives you a sense of belonging to the outside world," she says. "It makes you feel good."
Victor says the fact that she is helping others helps keep her going.
"I feel good," she says. "I've done something, other people are getting so much from it. How can you not feel good about it?"
"She's just such an amazing person," says Maryanne Stallone, a Senior Olympics volunteer. "She's done so much in her lifetime. And she's still doing it and she's still giving back."