In honor of National Senior Appreciation Day, we wanted to prove that age is just a number. These six ads with older adults all share the beautiful message that, no matter how old you are, you can still live a meaningful life and make an impact on others.
1. Gillette’s “Handle with Care”
It’s time to break out those tissues. This spot tugs at the heartstrings as it follows the daily activities of a son caring for his father – the greatest challenge being shaving his father’s face the way he likes best.
2. Meals on Wheels & Ad Council’s “America, Let’s Do Lunch!”
In the U.S., 1 in 6 seniors face the threat of hunger and 1 in 4 are living in isolation. In our most recent work for our Meal on Wheels Volunteer Recruitment campaign, we see how wisdom can come from those who have lived before us and how volunteers can provide a senior with a moment of true human connection.
3. Allegro’s “English for Beginners”
Have you ever wanted to learn a language different from your own? This funny, yet endearing ad shows that it’s never too late to learn a new skill – especially if you’re doing it for someone you care about.
4. Ad Council’s “Meet Eugene and Mary”
“This is the best age ever, because you’ve been through some experiences.” This spot from our Love Has No Labels campaign proves you can meet the love of your life at any age, and in fact you can appreciate it more because you have come so far.
5. Amazon’s “Prime Commercial 2016”
Friendship can extend beyond religious beliefs. In this ad from Amazon, a priest and imam share a cup of tea and quiet conversation, and in a moment of bonding they buy each other the exact same gift.
6. Adidas’s “Break Free”
Seniors living in nursing homes can sometimes feel lonely and cut-off from the rest of the world. This spot illustrates that older adults ultimately want the same thing that we all do: freedom.