Living to 100: How These Seniors Did It
Posted on March 12, 2015
in Elder Care Planning
Who’s to say
you can’t live past 100? More and more our society heralds people who are turning 100
years old. We found some thriving 100 year olds that want to
share their secrets! For more info and tips on looking younger, read our related post here.
At Alert1 our goal is to
help you live a fuller and longer life. With our medical alert systems, maintaining your way of life is easier than ever. We will help you continue aging and maturing into a fruitful age.
We take a
page from the “senior experts” themselves on reaching the 100 year mark. Their
profiles below impart knowledge and tips on growing to a ripe old age.
Mr. and Mrs. Veillard
Jeanne Veillard hail from Haiti. What’s remarkable is the fact that both are
each over 100 years old. They saw the whole transition from the 20th
century into the 21st century! The couple is celebrating 82 years of
marriage with loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
So what exactly
is their secret? The Veillards swear by a special diet of oatmeat and fresh fruit
for breakfast. Duranord starts the day with a regiment of pushups to keep
active. Fish and vegetables are on the menu for lunch and dinner, supplemented
with cups of tea. They establish the importance daily naps and a firm belief in
The two remain
healthy and mentally aware. Aside from the occasional doctor visit, they spend
most of the time at home.
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holds the Guiness World Record title as the world’s oldest person. Okawa was
born in Japan back in 1898. Few can claim to witness three centuries here on
Earth! At 117 years old, Okawa trumps the lifespan of Japanese women (around
85.9 years). Defining the Okawa legacy are three children, four grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
people are known for their longer than average lifespans. So what exactly is
the secret to becoming the oldest woman in the world? When asked, she’ll state “I
wonder about that too”, as reported by The Associated Press. We do know Okawa averages eight
hours of sleep per night and she eats three large meals throughout the day. Her
favorite meal is mackerel on vinegar-steamed rice!
Okawa is a
resident at the Kurenai Nursing home in Osaka, Japan. The facility reports that
she is slowing in recent months and experiences difficulties hearing. Although
Okawa lives in a nursing home, she and countless others are able to use medical alert systems! Our service notifies your family and emergency contacts
of a crisis, wherever you live. Do you also have difficulties hearing? Even if
you’re not able to communicate with our emergency operators, we still respond
and send aid.
Mitchell embodies the splendor and health of someone half her age. The shocking
part is she’s currently 111 years old!
up on a farm with her four siblings. She now lives in a nursing home in
California. Mitchell has a daughter who brought forth three grandchildren and a
claims a farm-fresh diet without pesticides and hormones extended her life. Mitchell made it a point to avoid
anxiety. You might not have grown up on a farm with organic produce, but the one factor you can control are the stressors in your life. You too can extend your years with consistent and practical routines.
these years, Mrs. Mitchell hasn’t taken any medications. Nowadays missed
medications attribute to 10% of all hospital admissions. Getting immediate help
is essential to avoid life threatening medication issues. Our medication reminders will help you keep on track with your medication.
The Hands of Time
We all want
to make more memories, share precious moments and live with the ones that
matter to us. That’s why seniors today living past 100 years are an inspiration.
With an ever
growing aging population we must resolve to grow in care and support. Alert1’s
primary cause is to guide you through your golden years. We wish you continued
health and happiness as you grow older. You can rely on Alert1 when you need a helping hand.
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