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The 100 Year Lifestyle

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  • Living at 100%

        Amy Ettinger is living at 100%. She’s also only 49, and she’s been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, uterine leiomyosarcoma. She is at Stage 4 and possibly has only a few months to live. But she’s living those months at 100%, and taking the time to share her insights The post Living at 100% appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Love Knows No Age

        Harold Terens and Jeanne Swerlin were introduced by a mutual friend in 2021. This June they’ll be married, surrounded by their families, in France in a small town near the beach. It’s your wonderful, typical love story. However, in this case Harold is a 100-year-old World War II veteran and Jeanne is the The post Love Knows No Age appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Carrying the Torch

        In 1924, France hosted the Olympic Summer games. Frenchman Charles Coste was also born that year. Now, in 2024, the Olympics are once again hosting the Summer Olympic games, and this time 100-year-old Charles Coste, France’s oldest living Olympic medalist, will be carrying the torch in Paris. In the 1948 Summer Olympic games The post Carrying the Torch appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Spitfire

        The plane was a Spitfire, Britain’s best loved WWII aircraft, and it was flying to raise money for a charity. The pilot was Jack Hemmings, a former Royal Air Forces pilot and co-founder of the charity, the Mission Aviation Fellowship, a humanitarian air service. Jack co-founded the Fellowship 80 years ago when he The post Spitfire appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • One Day at a Time in Malta

        Mary Gauci is, by all accounts, amazing. She does her own grocery shopping, cooks fresh food every day, cleans her home, washes her clothes, walks unassisted, and can still climb a steep flight of stairs to her roof. Even she can’t believe she’s 100 and has no idea how she reached that age. The post One Day at a Time in Malta appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Dive In

        Taghi Askari has never let anything keep him out of the water. At 100, he performed an exhibition dive at the 2024 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. That dive was followed by his being the oldest competitor at the World Aquatics Masters Championships. To Taghi, when you find something you are passionate about, The post Dive In appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Boogie Man

        Nick Kazuska is a boogie man. That’s boogie with an “ie,” not a “y.” At 104 he’s a talented musician who plays the bass, drums, and banjo. He still plays with a band on occasion. He also gets up to dance with his 95-year-old wife, Helen. Nick has clearly still got the music The post Boogie Man appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • First Lady of Fitness

        She predates Jane Fonda on the workout scene. Together with her husband, Jack LaLanne, they were credited as revolutionizing modern physical fitness. Today, at 97, Elaine LaLanne, the first lady of fitness, is still living the lifestyle and still educating us on the health benefits of regular exercise, proper nutrition, and a positive The post First Lady of Fitness appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • How to Live a Happier Life

        It might sound extreme but, according to psychologists, thinking and talking about death and our own mortality doesn’t have to be morbid. We’re not suggesting the topic can be fun. However, it can offer some actual benefits and help us live a happier life.  When it comes to living 100:100, at 100% for The post How to Live a Happier Life appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Full of Beans

        The expression “full of beans” refers to someone having lots of energy and enthusiasm. In the case of Helena Pereira dos Santos, the expression holds true in more than one way. Not only is Helena an active member of her family and community, she also attributes her longevity to eating a diet rich The post Full of Beans appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Still Going Strong

        At 100, Bea Baker looks and acts like someone half her age. She’s still going strong, with no plans on stopping.  She just got back from a 21-day trip to Europe. The year before she made a trip to Costa Rica. She’s also writing a book about “intimacy for the older generation.” According The post Still Going Strong appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Endless Possibilities

        Evelyn Brandt Thomas has spent her life and is still today proving that age is just a mindset and that life is filled with endless possibilities. This self-proclaimed “queen of fertilizer,” at 100 years old, is the co-founder of Brandt, an agricultural company. Evelyn and her brother grew up on a farm, and The post Endless Possibilities appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • You Could Be a Centenarian

        If you’ve been reading The 100 Year Lifestyle stories about centenarians, nonagenarians, and supercentenarians, you have probably noticed that very few of these people expected to live as long as they have. Even fewer really know how to explain their healthy longevity and how they got there. What about you? Do you realize The post You Could Be a Centenarian appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Lifting Weights and Spirits

        Bess Lampson is a regular at her local gym. Despite her age, 100, she shows up and does the work, giving 100%. Everyone at the gym sees her as an inspiration and a positive role model. It seems Bess is lifting weights and spirits. Bess says she’s been exercising her whole life. She The post Lifting Weights and Spirits appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Keep Doing Constructive Things

        Minnie Payne got her undergraduate degree at 73. Now, at 90, she set a record at the University of North Texas as the oldest graduate student, earning her master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Might sound like a stretch, but it’s all part of Minnie’s life philosophy and intention to keep doing constructive things The post Keep Doing Constructive Things appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Don’t Think Old

        There’s really no stopping New Yorker Dorothy Wiggins. Her Instagram account (@dorothylovesnewyork), her TikTok account (dorothylovesnewyork),and her more than 125,000 followers would agree, she’s keeping busy, always dressed to perfection, and enjoying playing tennis. At 98, Dorothy says, “I think of myself the same as I’ve always done. I just don’t think old.”  The post Don’t Think Old appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Singapore – The 6th Blue Zone

        Singapore is the latest country to be named a Blue Zone. The sixth Blue Zone is the latest and only new one to be named in the last 15 years. Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: The Secrets for Living Longer, refers to Singapore as a “Blue Zone 2.0 – the next The post Singapore – The 6th Blue Zone appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Defying Expectations

        Daphne Mingard earned the nickname Tuppence or Tups at a young age. To the British, a tuppence is two pennies. Someone who is always giving their “two cents worth” – their opinions or thoughts without caring what others think – is called Tuppence. Despite always being the smallest and youngest one in the The post Defying Expectations appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • 103 and Still Running

        He’s a super athlete by any standard. Sawang Chanpram just returned from the 22nd Asian Masters Athletics Championships in the Philippines with 4 gold medals. His age group, 101 – 104 year olds. Sawang is 103 and still running, and winning. With the exception of a little hearing loss, Sawang has had a The post 103 and Still Running appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • In a League of Her Own

        Grace Malloy has been engaging in her favorite pastime since 1955. She took up bowling at the age of 32. Now, at 100, she’s still bowling. While she claims she’s not as good as she used to be, she’s still bowling strikes. Grace, according to all who know her, she is in a The post In a League of Her Own appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • The Centenarian Next Door

        Picture this. You’re a well known, popular singer (Rachel Platten) out walking your dog during COVID. Your beloved pooch does his business on your neighbors lawn, and you’re caught without any means to clean it up. But not wanting to just leave it, you knock on the front door, explain the situation, and The post The Centenarian Next Door appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Third Generation Centenarian

        Ken Turner doesn’t see turning 100 as being unique. He’s actually a third generation centenarian, reaching the milestone like both his father and his grandfather. Longevity runs in this sturdy Englishman’s family. Ken does acknowledge good genes when speaking about his longevity, but also credits a life of hard work and a clear The post Third Generation Centenarian appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • To Our Last Breath

        At The 100 Year Lifestyle we have long said that your healthy longevity is birthright time, not borrowed time. We all deserve to be healthy from our first breath to our last breath of life. Who doesn’t want to have the health to enjoy every moment of their life to the fullest? Dorothy’s The post To Our Last Breath appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Each Year Better Than the Last

        If you ask 100-year-old Dorothy (Dottie) Iverson to pick a favorite year of her life, she’ll tell you she can’t. According to her, each year has been better than the last. According to her, she’s had a marvelous life. “If I die tomorrow, don’t cry; just think of all the fun I had.” The post Each Year Better Than the Last appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Still Working at 100

        Thelma Coyd-Cording is still working at 100, and doesn’t have any plans to retire. She’s a beautician who loves what she’s doing, has “perfect hands,” and was trained by the queen of beauty herself.  This British beauty looks far younger than her age. Perhaps it’s because  at the age of 42 she was The post Still Working at 100 appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Declared Her Independence on the Day She Was Born

        When Patrice Kiefer was born her father said that she had declared her independence. Patrice was born on July 4th – 1923. Since then, she has tried to live each day of her 100 years to the fullest. Life on the Farm One of nine children, Patrice was born Leona Frances and grew The post Declared Her Independence on the Day She Was Born appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • The Planet’s Oldest Bodybuilder

        Jim Arrington was recognized by Guinness World Records as the planet’s oldest bodybuilder in 2015. Today, at 90, he’s still entering and winning competitions. It’s an interesting path for someone who says his motivation is the fact that he has always been unimpressed with his physique. Sickly to Superhero Born six weeks prematurely, The post The Planet’s Oldest Bodybuilder appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Making Up for Lost Time

        Joy France spent her childhood walking to school with her hands over her eyes. She believed that way she could go totally unnoticed. Today, at 66, she’s likely the oldest battle rapper in the world. In her words, she has become the exact opposite of what she was. She might not be a The post Making Up for Lost Time appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • Feels Good at 107

        If you talk to Bobbie West, she’ll tell you she feels good at 107 years old! Her vision is poor, and she doesn’t always hear so great, but she doesn’t let that stop her. Her mind is as sharp as ever, and as her daughter will tell you, Bobbie is as feisty and The post Feels Good at 107 appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

  • On His Way

      Joe Delfausse isn’t a centenarian, yet. But he’s well on his way. While he’s only 82, he’s clearly living his 100 Year Lifestyle. He’s got passion, purpose, and is creating community and making a difference in people’s lives every time the sun goes down. Finding something that you are passionate about for decades is The post On His Way appeared first on The 100 Year Lifestyle.

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