centenarians

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 01/29/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 ThingsNews, discoveries and fun … 1. Francis is the first pope on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. (Learn more at Rolling Stone) 2. The Grand Canyon could be 6 million years old … and 70 million years old. (Learn more at NPR) 3. Men are more forgetful than women. (Learn more at Medical News Today) 4. Your cellphone carries 10 times more germs than your toilet. (Learn more at AARP) 5. Cyber criminals are using malicious “RAM scraper” software to steal information about you and …

Best Senior Discount Ever!

Posted on 05/31/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayIf you’re like my wife, you may resist the notion of taking advantage of a senior discount. We’re at a tender age, and she’s not keen for people to think she’s older than she really is. But if we move to the Philippines and are lucky enough to make it to 100, I’m not giving her a choice. Legislation being debated there would give centenarians up to a 75 percent discount on all sorts of goods and services. That’s on …

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 …

Happy 114th Birthday to the Oldest Living American!

Posted on 05/23/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayOK, so Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Mich., who was born on May 23, 1899, isn’t quite the oldest person in the world — that distinction belongs to Jiromon Kimura, a Japanese man who turned 116 in April. That said, the oldest living American has been around for a long, long time. When Talley was born in Montrose, Ga., William McKinley was President, Henry Ford was just getting started as an automobile maker, music was played on phonographs with big horns instead …

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 …

Besse Cooper: A 116-Year-Old’s Secrets for Longevity

Posted on 12/6/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyBesse Brown Cooper, who passed away at age 116 on Dec. 4 in Georgia, was remarkable not just because she was the oldest person on the planet, but because she was for long one of the healthiest. Cooper, who was born in 1896 in Tennessee and lived in a log cabin as a young girl, not only lived to become one of eight documented individuals who reached the age of 116 but also made it through virtually her entire lifespan without …