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The Longevity Issue: Living Longer, Healthier Lives
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April 2018 Newsletter
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The Longevity Issue: Living Longer, Healthier Lives
In this special issue we’ll be exploring healthy longevity — and the not-so-far-fetched notion of living to 100! Thanks to scientific and technological advances, many of us are living longer, healthier lives. As cited in 2016’s acclaimed, “The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity,” today a 10-year-old born in the U.S., Canada, Italy or France has a 50 percent chance of living to at least 104-years old. If you knew with certainty that your children or grandchildren would live to 100, how would you encourage them to design their lives differently? As seen in our video above, that lifespan inspires a very different spin on the possibilities of life, including more opportunities and choices. In this issue, we look at longevity — in all of its aspects — from the DNA of super centenarians (110-year-olds) to the controversial concept that aging is a disease to be cured.
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Do ‘Supercentenarians’ Hold the Secret to Longevity? How Their DNA Can Help You
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If You Could Bottle One Perfect Age, What Would It Be? You'd Be Surprised at What People Said!
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Wait. The Rich Get to Live Longer? The Real Reason for the USA’s Drop in Life Expectancy
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Should Old Age Be Thought of as a Disease? New Blood (Literally) May Be the Cure
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Meet Our Everyday Centenarian Disruptor
A plaque honoring Yvette for her administration and international consultant work from the Ms. Senior Sweetheart Pageant
Photo credit: Polina V. Yamshchikov
Yvette Mancini, 100, is an ex-nurse (who retired at 59) and ex-hula dance instructor (who added belly dancing to her repertoire at 91) — and an activist. While working, she was an advocate for equal pay and sick leave for her colleagues. Now she’s living in a home for seniors and uses that lobbying energy for local causes — and a little for line dancing.
Her longevity secret? “Red wine every day at 4 p.m.!” Take that to the city council!
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