On Instagram she’s known as the dancing nana. Whether she’s doing the tush push at a family wedding or tap dancing at a local restaurant or community event, Shirley Goodman never stops moving. Keep Moving At 100 years old, she still enjoys twirling on the dance floor. Shirley started dancing when she was eight years … Instagram’s Dancing Nana Read More » The post Instagram’s Dancing Nana appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
María Branyas Morera lived through two world wars, the Spanish civil war, the 1918 flu pandemic, and Covid. She made headlines shortly after her 113th birthday as one of the world’s oldest Covid survivors. Now, after the passing of 118-year-old Lucille Randon, María has been recognized as the oldest person alive. In an interview where … Let’s Enjoy Life Together Read More » The post Let’s Enjoy Life Together appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Earl Mallinger has been involved in harvests since the age of 3 or 4. That puts him at 100 harvests and counting. Earl is 105, and still farming sugarbeets in Oslo, Minnesota. By the way, he’s also Oslo’s oldest and longest resident. Earl was born in 1917. That was the same year his father, an … 100 Harvests and Counting Read More » The post 100 Harvests and Counting appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Eileen Kramer has been dancing through life for 108 years now…and counting. This Australian dancer and “all-around creative powerhouse” began dancing 90 years ago. Still, today, she finds no difficulty in doing daily movement exercises. These exercises involve shifting her body weight, turning, stretching, and proper breathing. Many might think that this type of activity … Dancing Through Life Read More » The post Dancing Through Life appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Jean Bailey, 102, has been a fitness instructor for three years. She’s got the moves and enthusiastically guides others four times a week in seated aerobics. Her future plans? Jean says, “When I get old, I’ll quit.” Motivate and Move Jean started the exercise group in her independent living residence when Covid hit and everyone … She’s Got the Moves Read More » The post She’s Got the Moves appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
“Growing old may be the only event in life that is both desired and feared,” according to Diane Halpern, former president of the American Psychological Association. In 2017, a study of more than 1,600 college students revealed that only 26.4% would choose to live to 100. What was behind these numbers? The participants said … Desired and Feared Read More » The post Desired and Feared appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Even 10 years ago it wouldn’t have been likely that you’d find an article asking 100 centenarians from around the world for their tips on a life well lived. Today things have changed. Centenarians are the fastest growing segment of the population in the US, and across the planet. Common Ground The Guardian recently interviewed … The Wisdom of 100 Centenarians Read More » The post The Wisdom of 100 Centenarians appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
So here’s a really interesting story – or two. Centenarian Robert “Bob” Gast from Warsaw, Indiana first appeared in a story about how this Rotarian was delivering Mobile Meals to those in need in his community. Taking the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” to heart, Bob was quoted as saying “I like to do … Service Above Self Read More » The post Service Above Self appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Helen Malicki made big plans for her 100th birthday party. She and 99 of her closest friends will be celebrating a life filled with struggles, laughter, and love. Who did she invite to help her celebrate her big day? Helen will be partying with her chiropractor! Keep Moving While Helen clearly is an unstoppable force … Partying with Her Chiropractor Read More » The post Partying with Her Chiropractor appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
When interviewed by her local paper a day before her 100th birthday, Mary T. Alexander told the reporter, “I’m not like a lot of people.” She’s clearly right. Few black women born a century ago in Mobile, Alabama earned a college degree in 1943, and later a master’s degree. Not many had careers in diverse … Not Like a Lot of People Read More » The post Not Like a Lot of People appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
According to a 2023 UN Report entitled “Leaving No One Behind In An Ageing World,” our shared future is of a world that is aging, and thus changing in “fundamental ways.” This aging population is a global issue, with an anticipated 1.6 billion people anticipated to be 65 or older by 2050. That means … Our Shared Future? Read More » The post Our Shared Future? appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt is truly one of a kind. She’s a 103-year-old nun who wakes up at 5 a.m. and starts her day with prayers and reading the Gospel on her iPad. She says she is comfortable with technology. “I’ve always said, ‘If you’re not moving forward, you’re going to get left behind real … Adaptability is My Superpower Read More » The post Adaptability is My Superpower appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Some people consider themselves lucky to live to 74. Stanley Sacks has been practicing law for that long. And at 100 years old, he is still practicing, still motivated, and still curious about his profession and about life. Record Setting According to the Virginia State Bar, which began keeping records in 1938, Stanley is the … Still Motivated, Still Curious Read More » The post Still Motivated, Still Curious appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Centenarian Steve Gatensbury has written and self-published 36 books since his retirement in 1989. They range from historical to poetry. Clearly, Steve is a man with a story to tell. Some might say that Steve is a man of many passions. Perhaps that passion comes from his father who owned a successful millwork business and … A Story to Tell Read More » The post A Story to Tell appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
“I’m glad I’m responsible for something good.” That was Adele Samuelson’s response when asked about her sense of humor that has been passed down through the generations. In fact, several generations. Adele is a great-great-grandmother, and she’s 108. Ask anyone who knows her and they will tell you that Adele is responsible for many good … Responsible for Something Good Read More » The post Responsible for Something Good appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
February is National Senior Independence Month. The people who created this month did so to “allow senior citizens and community members to share resources that help the elderly live independent and full lives.” A lot of that wording is subjective. How do you define independent? One Thing in Common The 100 Year Stories category on … How Do You Define Independent? Read More » The post How Do You Define Independent? appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
The game of bowls or lawn bowling in England can be traced back to the 12th century. Today it’s even more popular among young and old alike. In fact, for Patricia (Trish) Campbell, it’s the driving force of her life and has been for more than five decades since she first took up the sport … One Passionate Player Read More » The post One Passionate Player appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
If that isn’t love, then what is? Love was in the air when San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle brought his grandmother on the field for a hug and photo the day of her 100th birthday. Surrounded by family and friends before a game with the Arizona Cardinals, George made a point of making sure he … If That Isn’t Love… Read More » The post If That Isn’t Love… appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Clarence Arens is very clear. For this centenarian, getting up every morning and moving makes him value the day. He starts his day by exercising, followed by breakfast, then his daily 2 mile walk. In the evening, if he isn’t lifting weights in his living room while watching TV, he’s doing a sudoku or crossword … Value the Day Read More » The post Value the Day appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
What else can I do to contribute to society? That’s the question Peter Davies asked himself. The answer was volunteer helping children at a local primary school in his community of Bollington in England. Many would say that Peter has done enough. He was a war hero and then served as the mayor of a … What Else Can I Do? Read More » The post What Else Can I Do? appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
When Gloria Weberg turned 100, what did she do to celebrate? She got a tattoo. Or, rather, another tattoo. The fact is, Gloria got her first tattoo when she turned 80, and has been getting one to celebrate every ten years since. The latest tattoo is one of a goddess Earth mother and seven … Gloria Got a Tattoo Read More » The post Gloria Got a Tattoo appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
At this time, countries have an unprecedented opportunity to create aging societies based on healthy longevity. Clearly, benefitting both old and young. These are the findings of the independent and interdisciplinary global commission sponsored by the National Academy of Medicine. The fact is, most countries in the world will become aging societies by 2050. Specifically … Benefitting Old and Young Read More » The post Benefitting Old and Young appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
As if there weren’t already enough, here’s another good reason for good posture! Scientists in Japan conducted a study regarding older people’s posture and found that it may give clues to cognitive decline. This study by the Japanese isn’t a surprise. Attention to the spinal structure and its relation to overall health is far more … Another Good Reason for Good Posture Read More » The post Another Good Reason for Good Posture appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
According to 100-year-old Marlys Mueller, kicking up your heels, or specifically in her case, square dancing, is one of the keys to healthy longevity. According to the studies, she’s right. Everyone knows that dancing of any kind burns calories. Most people think dancing – whether it’s ballroom, salsa, or even Zumba – is fun. But … Kicking Up Your Heels Read More » The post Kicking Up Your Heels appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Centenarian Major General Thomas F. Rew is a pilot, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a dear friend to many, and a lifelong athlete. He is also a two-star strategically defining American military commander. He credits his father with his instinctive determination “to survive against all odds.” His father, Thomas J. Rew, was a British sailor in … Survive Against All Odds Read More » The post Survive Against All Odds appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Pen pals, Celesta Byrne and Geoff Banks celebrated their 100th birthdays with their first Zoom video call. They were also celebrating 84 years of letter writing. Celesta in the US and Geoff in the UK, they began corresponding as part of an educational program in 1938 – both at the age of 16. The program … 84 Years of Letter Writing Read More » The post 84 Years of Letter Writing appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Opal Friesen jumps up and down on her trampoline every morning. In fact, that included the morning of her 100th birthday. She believes that we are all “built to move.” Jumping isn’t the only thing Opal does to move. She walks without assistance, takes no medicine, and lives alone in a two-story condo. She still … Built to Move Read More » The post Built to Move appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
“As long as our fingers remain busy in doing work, our mind will stay active and our body youthful and this is key to my long healthy and happy life.” That’s according to one centenarian resident in Japan’s “longevity village,” Okinawa. This much written about Blue Zone is home to people believed to be … Busy Fingers Read More » The post Busy Fingers appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
According to Dr. Elliott Lasser, centenarian, most people know he lives on the sunny side of the street. And he’s not just talking about living in the beautiful southern California beachside community of La Jolla. He’s also talking about attributing his longevity to his ability to look on the brighter side and enjoy life. This retired … Sunny Side of the Street Read More » The post Sunny Side of the Street appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
Granddaughter Tamara Fleming recounted that her home was the last sale that Mary Witham made in her long career as a realtor. After that, Mary retired – at 90. Tamara told the story as 75 friends and family gathered for a surprise 100th birthday party for Mary. By all accounts, Mary has lead a remarkable … Retired at 90 Read More » The post Retired at 90 appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.
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