However, she is channelling some of that age-defying energy into challenging the wrongs of the world, as her book Old Rage demonstrates.
Slamming politics as “sleazy”, she has declared that the British government has “failed” its people.
Other issues at the top of her grievances list include Brexit, the environment and the NHS.
Meanwhile she is also working to help establish a support network for Ukrainian refugees, proving that making a positive impact on the world is still possible at any age.
The full interview with Dame Sheila Hancock ran in last week’s Radio Times.