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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy 103rd Birthday to our dear friend Rosie Ross!

On February 19th, Leonard "Rosie" Ross celebrates his 103rd birthday. Rosie, who has played the trumpet professionally since 1923, has appeared in print ads, a TV commercial for a financial company and was one of the "Fab Five" interviewed by Barbara Walters on her ABC TV special "Live to be 150," which aired in April of 2008 ... all of these endeavors happed after Rosie turned 100!

Says Rosie: “As long as people want to hear Clyde McCoy's Sugar Blues, I’ll live to play it for them!”

Read more about Rosie Ross on our website: http://www.adlercentenarians.org/.

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1 comment:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA!! Thanks for encouraging me to Keep Swingin It!
    Consider yourself hugged.

    David Earl Ross
    AKA ShamanzShadow



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
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