There are significant factors that research suggests lead to longevity. According to A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development by John W. Santrock, heredity, family history, health, weight, diet, not smoking, exercise, education level, personality and lifestyle play major parts in living a long life in the United States.
On the other side of the globe, the Japanese attribute a diet that is heavy on grains, fish, vegetables while being light on meat, eggs, and dairy products contribute to long life.
In any region, a low-stress lifestyle, a caring community, where older adults are not isolated, and a high level of activity like walking and gardening contributes to leading longer lives.
Dorothy Doan Baker celebrates her 101st birthday.
As a member of the Doane Family Association, Dorothy Doan Baker has experienced the extended Doane caring community and today, she celebrates her 101st birthday. Last year, reaching 100 was a major milestone, and 101 is worth another festive celebration.
There is a comment section below for you to share your birthday wishes and ask Dorothy what she attributes her centenarian “plus one” status.
Happy Birthday, Dorothy!