100 years old

How Many Centenarians Does It Take … ?

Posted on 05/30/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayYes, there’s a Guinness World Record for nearly everything, from “longest eyeball pop” (don’t try this) to “biggest bagel” (don’t eat this). But our previous favorite, “oldest wing walker” (92-year-old Thomas Lackey in 2012) has just been replaced: the Regency Jewish Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin Township, N.J., has hosted the largest single gathering of centenarians, 40 strong, beating the previous record of 28.  The center had a head start. Five of the centenarians live there. New Jersey …

Who Lives to 100? Women More Often Than Men

Posted on 12/11/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you’re a woman with 100 or more candles on your birthday cake, the 2010 Census says you’re probably white and living in the South. And if you’d like to date a man of the same age, the odds aren’t in your favor: For every 100 women who have lived to the century mark or older in the U.S., there are only 20.7 men who have done the same. In a special report released this week, the Census Bureau says …