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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

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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Our Shared Future?

  According to a 2023 UN Report entitled “Leaving No One Behind In An Ageing World,” our shared future is of a world that is

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Still Motivated, Still Curious

  Some people consider themselves lucky to live to 74. Stanley Sacks has been practicing law for that long. And at 100 years old, he

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A Story to Tell

  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

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Responsible for Something Good

  “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

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How Do You Define Independent?

  February is National Senior Independence Month. The people who created this month did so to “allow senior citizens and community members to share resources

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One Passionate Player

  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

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If That Isn’t Love…

  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

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Value the Day

  Clarence Arens is very clear. For this centenarian, getting up every morning and moving makes him value the day. He starts his day by

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What Else Can I Do?

  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

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