Our new fave social media influencer - the Instagran

#Instagran – The Top 5 Over-60s That You Should be Following on Instagram

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Think social media is a young person’s game? Wrong.
If you read our blog that debunked generation-based myths, you’ll know that 59% of people over the age of 65 use the internet regularly and the majority (88%) use email.
They’re not just using the internet more than you’d think – they’re also influencing a whole generation of Instagrammers.
With that in mind, we’ve gathered our favourite silver surfers that you should be following on Instagram:


1) Lucia Whitehouse (@grandmother_pukka)

Who: Mother to author, journalist and ‘mummy’ blogger, Anna Whitehouse (aka @mother_pukka). Posts about the day-to-day life of parenting and grandparenting, with funny and engaging content regularly!

Age: Unknown

Followers: 14,126

2) Iris Apfel (@iris.apfel)

Who: New York-based businesswoman, famed as an interior designer and fashion icon. She was the subject of the 2014 documentary ‘Iris’ which looked at her eccentric lifestyle and history within the fashion business.

Age: 96

Followers: 661,843


3) Linda Rodin (@lindaandwinks)

Who: Founder of RODIN health and beauty products, fashion icon and author. She often attends some of the fashion worlds’ biggest events.

Age: 68

Followers: 184,410

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4) Tziporah Salamon (@tziporahsalamon)

Who: The Israeli model is famed as a style icon as well as author of ‘The Art of Dressing: Agelss, Timeless, Original Style’. Holding seminars, shows and book signings around the world, Salamon is a self-proclaimed teacher of fashion!

Age: 67

Followers: 26,987


5) Helen Van Winkle (@baddiewinkle)

Who: The queen of elderly instagrammers. Baddiewinkle made a name for herself at the age of 85 through platforms like Instagram. She has become an icon through her posts that consist of eccentric outfits, partying and all-round having a good time.

Age: 89

Followers: 3,215,006


These Instagran’s are smashing it on social media – are you? See if you’re making these top five social media mistakes today.

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