Archive for March, 2012

Check It Out!

Visit the Cary Library (Academy Street in Downtown Cary) and use your Wake County Public Libraries Card in order to check out iPads and Kindles for two weeks free. A four-digit security code will be given upon checkout with use of the device. Thanks to Betty at Western Wake Hospital for this great piece of information!

Top Ten Senior Lessons Learned

In an article found online from Rolla, Missouri, there are five women at Presbyterian Manor who will celebrate birthdays of 100 or more this year. These five women are centenarians, or people who live to be one hundred years old or more. The article states that of the 299 million people living in the United States, 70,000 are estimated centenarians.

The five women were asked to share their experiences and tips for living, resulting in this “top ten” list of lessons learned and for others to live a long, enjoyable life.

Lesson #1: “Don’t drink coffee or soda; they’re bad for your health.” – Mildred Harris, birthday August 27th

Lesson #2: “Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.” – Gladys Stuart, birthday November 23rd

Lesson #3: “Walk everywhere.” – Mildred Harris, Gladys Stuart

Lesson #4: “Work hard; it makes you stronger.” – Viola Semas, birthday July 19th

Lesson #5: “Take life easy, and don’t stress over things.” – Grace Wolfson, birthday July 15

Lesson #6: “Go outside, and get some fresh air.” – Gladys Stuart

Lesson #7: “Drink lots of water.” – Mildred Harris

Lesson #8: “If you never take a stand, you’ll always be wrong. If you take a stand, you may be wrong sometimes, but you can also be right sometimes.” – Mildred Leaver, birthday June 10th

Lesson #9: “Be yourself and fulfill your dreams.” – Viola Semas

And Lesson #10: “Aging is all about attitude, not about number of years.” – Mildred Leaver