Inspiration Through These 10 Amazing Centenarians

August 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Just how common is reaching 100 and beyond? It may be more common than it was 100 years ago, but that still doesn’t make it any less amazing. We found this inspirational article written by Michelle Seitzer, senior blogger at SeniorsForLiving.com that reveals life secrets of 10 centenarians that seem to make the most out of life.

According to The Census Bureau, the U.S. is home to the largest number of centenarians in the world; a total of 72,000. Meet 10 of these truly amazing people:

Rosaria Schielzeth: At the age of 104, Rosaria is currently caring for her 84-year-old daughter who suffers from dementia. Family members say she has “the patience of a saint.”

Nora Hardwick: Baring it all for a charity calendar at the age of 102, Nora posed as “Miss November” and believes her philanthropic lifestyle has proved life-preserving.

Dorrie Aber Noyek: Volunteering is the secret to Dorrie’s longevity, at 105-years-old she was just honored for her 38 years of service at Memorial Regional Hospital.

“The 100+ Club” cast: When two centenarians from this documentary were asked “What’s the secret to a long life?” They responded with “Work hard and don’t complain about it!” and “Just keep breathing. Just keep breathing.” Simple yet such great advice!

Ethel Mathias: At 106 years old, Ethel has seen 19 presidents serve our country and published a book, “The Life of a Centenarian”.

Joe Binder: For several decades, Joe has worked as a valet for a Bronx diner and has loved every minute. At 102, he still enjoys dancing the night away with his 48-year-old girlfriend and has no plan of retiring anytime soon.

Tom Spowart: At 103 and living in Australia, Tom is known for starting sing-a-longs on the bus and engaging in conversation with drivers and passengers.

“Ruth”: Known as one of the best dressed women over the age of 90 in New York City, Ruth is always sharing her beauty secrets and tips! One of her classic and most famous tips is “Don’t look at the calendar, just keep celebrating everyday.”

Dorothy Richards and Marjorie Ruddle: These sweet sisters made the Guiness Book of World Records this June for being the oldest siblings in the world. Dorothy is 108 and Marjorie is 105.

Fauja Singh: At the age of 100, Fauja ran a marathon and demolished records for 100-year-old men in all eight sprinting distances.

AmeriCare Georgia has loved sharing these stories with clients and caregivers, reiterating the importance of living everyday to the fullest!

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