(These photos are a part of the Exceeding Expectations project, which shares the stories of 20 people in their 80s, over two years ,to challenge people's assumptions about age. The project is from the Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.)
Ranjeet Singh, 80, and his wife Kamlowattie Singh, came to the U.S. from Guyana three years ago. They are among a growing number of people coming in their 70s, 80s and 90s to join their families.
Ranjeet works greeting customers in the laundromat his daughter runs and owns, since he is unable to find independent work similar to the farming he did for decades. Kamlowattie works cleaning a local casino overnight.
Here, they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at their Mandir (a Hindu Temple). They worship there every Sunday, the only day of the week they don’t work.