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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.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Happy 106th Birthday, Maynard!

Maynard and his daughter, Diane, attend-
ed the Centennial Luncheon,
Arizona's 100 years
of statehood in
February, 2012.
Maynard White celebrates his 106th birthday on May 8th, with a big birthday party at the Chandler (AZ) Senior Center.

Despite recent health challenges – all of which Maynard has successfully overcome – his goal is living to be America's oldest man, following in the footsteps of Walter Bruenig, who lived 114 years. We're rooting for you, Maynard!

Maynard has the help and support of his devoted daughter, Diane, and wonderful community support from his church and the Chandler Senior Center, where he exercises regularly.  He has also been an active volunteer at his church, taking great pleasure in helping others.

Maynard is featured in Lynn's new book "Celebrate 100: Centenarian Secrets to Success in Business and Life" (John Wiley & Sons), which is due out in early July.

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1 comment:

  1. My Uncle Maynard is the most amazing man I've ever known. I'm so glad and proud that more people will get to meet this wonderful man through your book. - Thank you so much for honoring him this way.


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.