Senior Citizens Sharing Wonderful Stories
War Story #1
87 year old World War II Veteran finally
receives his Bronze Star
Love Story #1
Ohio couple dies hours apart - holding hands after 70
years of marriage
Feel Good Story #1
100-year-old math teacher is still working
Feel Good Story #2
Bethlehem at Christmas
101 Year-old Artist finally gets her due Overlooked But
Still Going Strong
Stories of Senior Citizens who continue to be Active
Stories from other Sources, Projects and Websites
Since 2003, has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with
nearly 90,000 participants.
Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
A series of more than 2000 interviews over
3 years conducted throughout 60 countries, real-life stories directed by
Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Successfully expresses the collective human
experience in all its forms - from deeply personal and wounding stories of
poverty, domestic abuse and anguish to tales of love, joy and the euphoria
of being alive. Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists
and cameramen, Yann captures deeply personal and emotional accounts of
topics that unite us all; struggles with poverty, war, homophobia, and the
future of our planet mixed with moments of love and happiness.
VOL.1 deals with the themes of love, women, work and poverty.
Published on Sep 11, 2015 #WhatMakesUsHUMAN
An Entertainment icon on Living a Life of Meaning: TV producer Norman Lear
(video and interactive text, 20 mins. )
Live 10,000 Years
Photograph 2 people (1 woman and 1 man)
in each of the 50 United States. All of these 100 people must be
at least 100 years old. The completed series will represent over
10,000 years of living.
Life Of Elderly Women Living Alone In NYC (photographs)
Inside: The uniquely human connection we find in music and
how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication
Love for the
Send Senior Citizens letters of appreciation and
Growing Collection of Short, Beautiful, Tappable and Wonderful Stories
made for reading on your phone.
Giving (Stories for $10)
365 stories of personal giving.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to
providing hope, encouragement, and inspiration to millions across America
and the world.
Society (website is gone)
Stories are to be told, and we are building a new medium
The Humorous Side Of Aging
At 102, Reflections On Race And The End Of Life
Longest Married Couple
Videos about the lives of Senior Citizens
Caregiving (training films)
Old and Beautiful
Living the Longest and
Just Some of the People who have Lived Long Lives
celebrating her 115th birthday on March 5, 2013.
Born in Osaka on March 5, 1898, Passed away on April 1st, 2015. She
lost her appetite about 10 days before she passed at the age of 117. She was survived by four
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1931.
(Born July 4, 1898 - April 6, 2015, 116
Jeralean Talley (Born May 23, 1899 - June 17th, 2015,
American Supercentenarian at the age of 116 years as of May 2015
Jeralean Talley, of Inkster, to turn 116 on May 23. Talley was born in
Montrose Georgia on May 23, 1899, one of 12 children. She moved to
Michigan in 1935 with her husband, Alfred Talley, who died in 1988 at the
age of 95. She has lived an active life, still fishes each year and plans
to go this summer. Talley gardened and mowed the lawn late into her life,
bowled until she was 104 and still fondly recalls her last game — a 200.
Those who know Talley best describe her as a wise, strong-willed woman,
who uses humor to make points, doesn't complain, gives good advice, has
remained positive throughout her life and is open, honest and deeply
religious. Advice Jeralean Talley has passed on to friends and family.
1. "Treat people how you want to be treated."
2. "Always do what's
3. "You can never, ever pray enough."
The world's oldest man,
, has died aged 112 in central Japan.
March 13, 1903 – January 19, 2016.
Mr Koide died in hospital in
the central Japanese city of Nagoya, where he had lived for many years.
The super-centenarian, recognized as the world's oldest male at 112 last
year, died of heart failure and pneumonia. Mr Koide, a former tailor
who was born in Fukui prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, received a
certificate from Guinness World Records confirming the achievement after
another Japanese man who was just a month older died last July. Asked
about the key to longevity, Mr Koide had reportedly said: "The best thing
to do is avoid overwork and live with joy." Japan is known for the
longevity of its people and around a quarter of its population of 127
million is aged 65 or older. It was not immediately clear who would
succeed Mr Koide as the world's oldest male. Currently, the world's
oldest person is US woman Susannah Mushatt Jones who is 116 and was born
on 6 July 1899, according to the
World Records website
- (September 15, 1903 – August 11, 2017)
JERUSALEM -- A 113-year-old Israeli who lived through both World Wars and
survived the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz is the world's oldest man,
Guinness World Records announced on Friday. "I don't know the secret for long
life, "I believe that everything is determined from above and we shall
never know the reasons why." "There have been smarter, stronger and better
looking men then me who are no longer alive. All that is left for us to do
is to keep on working as hard as we can and rebuild what is lost."
Kristal was born in 1903 to an Orthodox Jewish family near the town of Zarnow in Poland. He moved to Lodz to work in the family confectionary
business in 1920. During the Nazi occupation of Poland he was confined to
the ghetto there and later sent to the Auschwitz and other concentration
camps. His first wife and two children were killed in the Holocaust.
Kristal survived World War II weighing only about 81 pounds - the only
survivor of his large family. He moved to Israel in 1950 with his second
wife and their son.
Simone Thiot (left) and Paulette Olivier
Paulette and Simone are the oldest twins in Franc
e, 104-year-old twins
say closeness is the secret. When they were born premature in 1912,
doctors gave Paulette and Simone the slimmest chance of survival. But 104
years later, the French twins say there's a simple secret to their
longevity: sticking together. Paulette and Simone were born in the
central village of Limeray at 11:00 am on January 30, 1912 to Marie
Lamolie, a dressmaker, and her husband Joseph, a carpenter. Paulette,
widowed at 36, worked as a hairdresser for 15 years in Algeria, then in
Paris. Simone, a dressmaker like her mother, lost her husband when she was
64. Neither had any children. The twins, whose only brother died in
accident at the age of 99, insist it's their lasting friendship that has
kept them going all this time. "We are still alive because we have always
stayed close," "We pity old people who are alone with no one to
visit them." Paulette and Simone spend their time keeping up with current
affairs, reading, watching television and listening to music. Simone also
regularly writes poems which she keeps in a notebook. Tips for a long
life? "A simple life -- no excess. No alcohol. And lots of sport. "We did
gymnastics for a long time, and a huge amount of cycling -- almost every
Susannah Mushatt Jones
, 116, an American born in 1899, was both the
world's oldest living person and the oldest living woman. She passed May
12th, 2016 Thursday night at a public housing facility for seniors in
Brooklyn where she had lived for more than three decades. She had been ill
for the past 10 days. Jones was born in a small farm town near
Montgomery, Alabama, in 1899. She was one of 11 siblings and attended a
special school for young black girls. When she graduated from high school
in 1922, Jones worked full time helping family members pick crops. She
left after a year to begin working as a nanny, heading north to New Jersey
and eventually making her way to New York. Family members said last year
that they credited her long life to love of family and generosity to
others. Jones never had any children of her own and was married for only a
, the world’s oldest person, passes away at the age 117.
She was the last surviving person born in the 1800's. Died Saturday at her
home in northern Italy. She was born on Nov. 29, 1899.
List of Oldest Living People (wiki)
List of the Verified Oldest People (wiki)
Average Life Expectancy in the U.S. is 78.8 years.
Nonagenarians: A person who is from 90 to 99
person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years
Someone who has lived to or passed his/her 110th birthday
(how to live longer)
Videos of Some of the Worlds most Oldest People
The Oldest Woman in
the World Lives 152 Years (youtube)
Still Healthy In NW China's Xinjiang (youtube)
Amazing 104 year old
118 year old
Grandmaster Lu Zijian (youtube)
120 Year-Old Woman
Refuses to Age (youtube)
of Senior Citizens talking about Inspirational Moments
Still Going Strong Stories
Ms. Senior America Beauty Pageant. Woman who have reached the "Age of Elegance," 60
years and older.
Sometimes the Clothes you wear do make a
Swapping clothes with someone younger.