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Secret no.37 Four bottles of red wine a day

You might think that Antonio Docampo Garcia – who died last week – was lucky to make it to 57 let alone 107. The owner of a vineyard in north-west Spain, he claimed to drink four bottles of red wine each day – two at lunch and two with dinner. 546 more words

Do 100-year-olds feel life is worthwhile?

A recent post about centenarians’ causes of death received this succinct response: ‘Why on earth would you want to live to 100?

It was one illustration of the sense many people have that, after a certain age, … 457 more words

'I never thought I would get this old': Sask. woman turns 109

SASKATOON – In 1907, Sir Wilfrid Laurier was Canada’s first francophone prime minister. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States and Oklahoma became the 46th state.   487 more words


Of Centenarians

We exchanged pleasantries, sitting in a cozy room that was flush with ambiance and age; names, information, insights. The room was more a parlor than a… 355 more words


would You Want to Live to Be 100?

Would you want to live to be 100?

That is the question that I am pondering this week. My immediate answer is “Yes absolutely!” but despite my enthusiasm I do admit that it is a rather naïve statement given that the world is not really set up for people to thrive at that advanced age.

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Quality Of Life

Here's How People Die After Age 100

People who live more than 100 years are fascinating to all of us because they seem especially skilled at dodging risk factors that make death come quicker. 364 more words