Asked what she wanted for her 105th birthday, Ivena “Ivy” Smailes, a British woman living at the Addison Court Care Home in Crawcrook, England, said that the only thing she wanted was “a cake delivered by a fireman with tattoos.” Thanks to Debra Carter, a worker at the facility, Smailes got her wish. 195 more words
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Written by Rawle Paterson
A 114-years-old great-great-grandmother from Carriacou is being honored as one of the oldest women in the world.
For the first time in her long life Leonora Noel has received a birthday greeting from Queen Elizabeth – but it arrived late. 413 more words
WINNIPEG — Lots of candles were needed at a Winnipeg retirement home on Tuesday as three of their residents celebrated their 100th birthdays.
It was a big milestone for the residents, and one that Canadians will likely start celebrating more often. 116 more words
This is an excerpt from Blue Zones: Lessons For Living Longer From The People Who’ve Lived The Longest by Dan Buettner.
Embrace an ikigai
Older Okinawans can readily articulate the reason they get up in the morning. 434 more words