Centenarian Beats COVID-19 Twice

It never amazes me that when seniors have the will to live, they can surmount many health hurdles.  Those with little social interaction and regular hobbies and activities often quickly fade away.  Congratulations go out to Carmen Hernandez who, at 104 years old, who survived COVID-19 not once, but twice.  She was first diagnosed last June and then again on March 8, and was discharged after spending 21 days in the hospital.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/04/07/104-year-old-woman-beats-covid-19-twice-colombia/7123189002/

Congratulations To Centenarian Who Celebrates Her Birthday With COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

Congratulations are in order for Carolyn Salvado, a retired school teacher who celebrated her 100th birthday by going to the UC Health Vaccination Center at UC Gardner Neuroscience to get a COVID-19 vaccination.  “It’s important to get it [the vaccine],” she said, in order to stay healthy.  She was greeted at the Vaccination Center by a bouquet of flowers, but had to celebrate her birthday with relatives via Zoom.  This is her second shot, so hopefully she is good to go now.

https://www.ksbw.com/article/weve-been-very-cautious-woman-celebrates-100th-birthday-with-covid-19-vaccination/35547112?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Coronavirus%20Newsletter%202021-02-18&utm_term=ksbw_coronavirus_COMBINED

A Family Of Siblings Is The Oldest Living Family In The World

A family of a dozen siblings broke the Guinness World Record with their combined age of 1,042 years and 315 days.  The D’Cruz family was born to the same parents in Pakistan and now live all over the world.  They range in age from 75 to 97 years old.  They say making the Guinness World Record is one of the greatest highlights of their lives.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/02/us/12-siblings-hold-guinness-record-for-combined-age-trnd/index.html?utm_term=160975939375670ce6ffe7c4c&utm_source=cnn_Five+Things+for+Monday%2C+January+4%2C+2021&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1609759393758&bt_ee=eSmx1KsnoEfryQ575nVRH03JWgoV%2BTuw1RGA4HuH05yJr8ctcrJ8EJ3basspIzwK&bt_ts=1609759393758

Centenarian Kane Tanaka Turns 118 On Saturday

The world’s oldest person, Kane Tanaka, will turn 118 on Saturday.  She was born on January 2, 1903 and lives in a nursing home in Japan.  She wakes up at 6:00 a.m. and plays board games to keep busy.  She says that her key to longevity is eating good food and practicing math.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-person-world-turns-117-180973930/

Salinas, CA Congratulations To Local Centenarian Ruth Andresen, Who Just Turned 100

Congratulations to Ruth Andresen, a local woman who moved to Salinas almost 70 years ago.  She sat outside of her house, waving as well wishers drove by and waved.  Friends and family, the Women’s Club and the non-profit Active Seniors all helped to get the birthday celebration in high gear.  Signs adorned her front yard with one saying “You make 100 look fabulous.”