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If you knew you'd live to 100, how would you change your life today?

Category: 100 Year Stories

100 Year Stories

Couldn’t Stay Retired

    Jayne Burns tried, but she just couldn’t stay retired. This past accountant has been working as a fabric cutter for the last 26

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An Old Friend

    He’s being referred to as a “veteran U.S. diplomat” and an “old friend” of the Chinese. They are talking about how Henry Kissinger

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Someone Who Generates Love

    At the age of 10,  Joan Carulla had an epiphany. He vowed to become un generador de amor – someone who generates love.

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Sage-ing, Not Aging

    The Swiss psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology, Carl Jung, was known for seeing the mystical, metaphorical, archetypical, and cyclical aspects of life.

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Just Go Ahead and Do It

    Dorothy Pointer is living her life today pretty much the same way she always has. According to Dorothy, “If I feel like doing

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It’s Your Choice

    According to nonagenarian Joy Ryan, “It’s your choice whether you’re going to have a grumpy day or a sunny day. So smile at

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High Stakes World of Poker

    In the high stakes world of poker, Chris Moneymaker is considered the man to beat. However, at the Palm Beach Kennel Club annual

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Unwavering Commitment

    Cliff Byfield is a legend. He’s renowned for his unwavering commitment to the timeless beauty and artistry of classic cars. Unquestionable, he is

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The Women are Crushing It!

  When it comes to healthy longevity, the women are crushing it! Ruth Sweedler, 103, has her big sister Shirley Hodes, 106, showing her the

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Believing by Default

  We are all guilty of constantly thinking. Few of us can deny that our mind is often in overdrive, and it takes a conscious

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Found Her Voice at 93

Dr. Gladys McGarey just turned 102 and had her 10th book published. The Well-Lived Life: A 102-Year-Old Doctor’s Six Secrets to Health and Happiness at

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Life’s a Circus!

Three months before her 100th birthday, Annie Duplock, former circus worker, checked an item off her bucket list. She took center stage at the Zippos

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As Independent as Ever

  Vincent Dransfield drives himself when he runs his errands. He cooks for himself, does his own chores, and walks between the basement, first, and

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Another Good Reason for Good Posture

  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

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His First 100

    Joe Laird is a cool guy with an amazing sense of humor. Turning 100 hasn’t changed any of that. Joe says he’s celebrating

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Her Liver is 100

    Sally Jacobson just had a birthday party for her liver. Sally is only 78, but her liver is 100 years old. Really. If

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Established 1923

  Maurine Loopstra proudly wears her new post workout jersey that reads “Maurine 100 Established 1923.” Maurine turned 100 on a Tuesday. On Wednesday she

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Just Smile

When asked about his life, Angelo Capritta says, “I just smile about all the different things that happened to me.” At 100 years old, this

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Instagram’s Dancing Nana

  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

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Let’s Enjoy Life Together

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

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100 Harvests and Counting

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,

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Dancing Through Life

    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

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She’s Got the Moves

  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

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Desired and Feared

  “Growing old may be the only event in life that is both desired and feared,” according to Diane Halpern, former president of the American

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The Wisdom of 100 Centenarians

    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

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Service Above Self

    So here’s a really interesting story – or two. Centenarian Robert “Bob” Gast from Warsaw, Indiana first appeared in a story about how

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Not Like a Lot of People

  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

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