Welcome Bloggers to Live to 100 and Beyond

We invite you to celebrate your favorite centenarian by submitting photos and short stories or bios. Please email to adler@ncap100s.org.

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"People have been fascinated by longevity ever since learning of Ponce de Leon’s search in Florida, five centuries ago, for the fountain of youth. In the twentieth century, the search for longevity, and the good health that makes it possible, had been enhanced by discoveries such as antibiotics and other lifesaving drugs, heroic medical interven­tions, which included organ transplants, heart pacemakers and other life-prolonging devices, the emergence of preventive medicine, and a new focus on wellness. On an individual level, people were realizing that, to an ever-increasing extent, they were able to influence life-style factors that could lead to a healthier and longer life—perhaps even a life of 100 years or more." (Opening paragraph from "Centenarians, The Bonus Years," by Lynn Peters Adler, Health Press, Santa Fe, NM, 1995)

Longevity itself is one of the greatest advances of the 20th century, adding approximately 30 years to the average life span. Now, in the 21st century, with the advent of even greater medical advances and the promise shown by stem cell and genetic breakthroughs, the chances for an even greater increase in longevity seems possible.

Active centenarians are our role models. They are helping to redefine aging in new and inspirational ways.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Welcome Bloggers to Live to 100 and Beyond

What do think about living to 100 and beyond?

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  1. I would love to be able to live to 100.

  2. I recently took a train trip across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver in three days. The average age of the passengers was probably at least my age (68) and numbered about 120. Most of them were from Britian and spend much of their time as world travelers with special interest such as antique car rallies, golf, scuba diving and river rafting. These are very active people! If the population numbers are any guide to the future, it is probable that many of them will reach 100 and even if that is 10% of them, a dozen centenarians who have led active lives will probably be active centenarians as well. Quite a future we should be planning for now, with more age friendly modes of travel, good universal health insurance, more professionals trained to deal with aging bodies and more cultural awareness of the coming of this vast pool of interesting, experienced and energetic people who also possess probably 75% of the planets wealth! All of the fellow passengers I spoke to expressed great interest in the US elections and the importance to the rest of the world for the US to make the right change. Your site helps bring to the general public additional information about a reality not yet recognized by most politicians or, in fact, the general public.

  3. Glad to hear it. Yes, I have long thought that living to 100 would be enough, and that I would make that contract today! Now, though, so many people are living beyond 100 that the bar has been raised.

    I just talked with my dear friend, Elsa Hoffmann, and she said she’s having the “time of her life” now that she has become a centenarian – and I’ve heard this from so very many active centenarians. It’s truly amazing.

  4. I found your website so inspirational! Every word is engaging and the pictures of the Centenarians are proof positive that each and every one of us has a chance to live our lives to the fullest! Thank you for enlightening us all and for giving voice to the folks who clearly are filled with true light and wisdom!!

  5. As a mere human inhabiting the planet, let me say THANK YOU for caring about our Centenarians!! YOU ROCK!!


ABC Barbara Walters Special - Aging & Longevity

The ABC Barbara Walters Special on longevity aired in April of 2008. I was asked two years ago to participate in this project and it was a wonderful, exhilarating experience. It was both an honor and a privilege to work with Ms. Walters and the talented and caring team of professionals on her staff. I invite you to read the "Behind the Scene" story on our website. Here's the link: http://www.adlercentenarians.org/ABCWalters_special.htm
Posts & comments about the special and the participating centenarians follow. Please scroll down.