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  • Dutch Scientist Projects Maximum Human Lifespan

    A trio of Dutch statisticians studied some 75,000 deceased persons to come up with an average maximum human life span. Guess what they concluded for the average…and read this to get the answer! SharePinTweet+1Share0 Shares

  • Does Calorie Restriction Slow the Aging Process?

    Professor of Genetics, David Sinclair, explains decades of research regarding the pros, cons and science behind calorie restriction and the aging process. SharePinTweet+1Share0 Shares

  • The Physician Builder Who is Upending the Nursing Home In...

    Pioneering geriatrician, Dr. Bill Thomas is building 330 square food, homes called a Minka.  His goal? Help seniors get out of nursing homes and into manageable homes of their own. The story is fascinating! Read more.  (photo of Dr. Bill Thomas by Kavan Peterson)

  • Running through 100

    Most people tend to slow down as they get older, but not Julia Hawkins. At the ripe old age of 100, the Baton Rouge centenarian decided to take up running for the first time in her life—and now has a world record to show for her efforts:...

  • Twin Passions

    Now age 77, Bernd Heinrich has distinguished himself by pursuing twin passions: he is one of history’s fastest ultramarathoners, and his scientific studies on ravens have made him a leading naturalist. He still runs, though no farther than about 12 miles at a time. He still watches...

  • Diving into Life

    Brian Boreham’s passion is scuba diving…and the fact that he’s 80 years old hasn’t slowed him down one bit! The Australian man—who has been diving under the waves for more than 40 years—says it best: “You would have to be absolutely crazy to let age be a...

  • One of Us: Shirley Chase is still swimming after all thes...

    Shirley Chase, a St. Augustine resident, swims daily. That’s not remarkable—but what is remarkable is that she is a 92-year-old. Chase recently competed in the 2017 Florida Senior Games, winning the 50-yard and 500-yard freestyle races in the 90-94 age group. Her doctor has told Chase, who...

  • Aging Adults Seek Active Lifestyle Communities

    With the kids out of the house, active adults are looking to move into new developments with country club vibes, reports The New York Times. These communities offer benefits like pools, fitness classes, proximity to neighbors, less upkeep and lower taxes. And, as The New York Times...

  • Writing Her Next Chapter

    Why is Diana Athill still writing at age 100? The celebrated British literary editor, novelist and memoirist says it best: “I don’t feel that I’ve changed at all, though I must have done. I’m more confident now. That’s one of the great advantages of getting older—one does...

  • People Who Live to 100 Have These Traits in Common

    Certain psychological traits like stubbornness and resilience may be the key to living to 100 years old, according to a study published in International Psychogeriatrics and reported in TIME. The study, which evaluated the mental and physical health of 29 elderly villagers from Italy’s Cilento region —...

  • How Does the Fastest Centenarian Celebrate His Birthday? ...

    Orville Rogers turned 100 in November 2017. So how did he celebrate? With a run, of course. At the USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, he faced off against his longtime rival in the 60-meter dash—and, 18.00 seconds later, crossed the finish line first, leaning in...

  • Dual Loves: Swimming & Volunteering

    71-year old Margot Pettijohn uses her skills and fitness from being a record-breaking swimmer as she volunteers at a nonprofit hippotherapy and therapeutic riding center for children and adults with disabilities.   Having broken 14 national records in swimming events since January 2016, you can read how she...

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