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2011-05-15 00:02:35

KIPDA Will Host The Centenarian Celebration Day In Honor of Older Americans Month On May 20, 2011 From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. At The Jewish Family And Career Services in Louisville, KY. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division is hosting a celebration honoring centenarians who reside in the KIPDA region on May 20, 2011. Appreciating the many virtues that local centenarians have to offer, KIPDA...

2010-12-01 21:31:17

University of Georgia research has provided new clues on surviving to be 100 years old, finding that how we feel about ourselves and our ability to adapt to an accumulation of challenging life experiences may be as or more important than health factors. The research, published in the current edition of the journal Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, used data collected as part of the Georgia Centenarian Study, one of only two centenarian studies in the country, to measure...

2010-11-02 23:57:41

Website focuses on genetic links to healthy aging Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has launched SuperAgers.com, a new website that features the latest information on more than a decade of aging research at Einstein. The SuperAgers.com website highlights the work of Nir Barzilai, M.D., director of the Institute for Aging Research and a team of researchers, coordinators and volunteers who, in 1998, began a study of healthy elderly between the ages of 95 and 112 years...

2010-10-13 09:15:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Centenarians, including some who are 107 and 109, celebrate a unique birthday party in their honor on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Selfhelp's Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101013/NY80709) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101013/NY80709) The party (from 10 am to noon), hosted by Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., acknowledges the 58 centenarians, including 24...

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2010-08-04 06:05:00

Japanese authorities said Tuesday that they have lost track of Tokyo's oldest person, days after police searched the home of the city's official oldest man only to find him dead. Officials launched a search this week to try and find 113-year-old Fusa Furuya, who is listed as Tokyo's oldest citizen. Several other centenarians were unaccounted for because of poor record keeping and follow-up in a country that prides itself in its number of long-lived citizens. Hiroshi Sugimoto, an official in...

2010-07-02 20:00:47

While environment and family history are factors in healthy aging, genetic variants play a critical and complex role in conferring exceptional longevity, according to a new study by a team of researchers from the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine and the Boston Medical Center. In a study released July 1 online by the journal Science, the research team identified a group of genetic variants that can predict exceptional longevity in humans with 77 percent accuracy "“...

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2010-07-02 05:40:00

Boston University researchers have discovered a genetic sequence that predicts with more accuracy than ever before whether a person will live to the age of 100 -- even if they have other genes associated with disease. The scientists studied over 1,055 centenarians to develop a system of genetic analysis that predicts with 77-percent accuracy whether a person has a strong chance of "exceptional longevity".  The predictions involve identifying the presence of 150 genetic variants known as...

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2010-04-09 09:19:16

Researchers from Iowa State University's gerontology program have helped identify what predicts happiness and long life in centenarians, as well as what causes depression in 80-somethings and above. In a study of 158 Georgia centenarians, the researchers found that past satisfaction with life -- even if it's simply recalling isolated career accomplishments -- is the key to happiness in our oldest years. "The past is the best predictor of the future, so you're not going to turn your life...

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2010-04-06 09:47:55

Centenarians are the fastest growing age demographic in the world, and now Danish researchers are attempting to uncover the secrets behind their longevity. "If you make it to 100, you must have had good health and a good life -- otherwise you wouldn't be at the tail end of the age distribution curve," Kaare Christensen of the Danish Aging Research Center told Reuters in an April 6 interview. "So basically, we're trying to figure out how they do it." To that end, Christensen is studying the...

2010-03-24 16:43:24

DURHAM, N.C. "“ People in developed nations are living in good health as much as a decade longer than their parents did, not because aging has been slowed or reversed, but because they are staying healthy to a more advanced age. "We're living longer because people are reaching old age in better health," said demographer James Vaupel, author of a review article appearing in the March 25 edition of Nature. But once it starts, the process of aging itself -- including dementia and heart...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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