Judy’s an octogenarian babe-o-rama powerhouse! She sings, dances, skis, and loves driving. That’s her problem. Her family is worried about her and wants Judy to give up the wheel. Faced with the realities of ageing, should Judy park the car?
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Sleepover Toronto 1 2:46
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Our sleepover unfolds at the top of a skyscraper next to the Gardiner Expressway in downtown Toronto, where an endless stream of cars whiz by full of people with places to go.
One of those busy bodies is Judy Simmonds, 87 and eternally youthful. She arrives with her hair in pigtails, wearing a leather motorcycle jacket, tight jeans and mauve turtle neck with the words: No.1 GRANNY printed on the front.
Judy's an octogenarian powerhouse! She sings, dances, golfs, and downhill skis—driving everywhere herself. Her family wants her to stop driving. They're worried that she can't see over the dashboard and will get in an accident. Here lies Judy's problem. She doesn't think she has one!
Judy hates it when people treat her like a little old lady, and refuses to give up the wheel. Struggling with the realities of ageing, Judy must decide whether to move forward or sit back.
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