Centenarian Says Being Busy is the Secret to Longevity

Ida Stonda Brunatti has been alive 100 years, not that she has had time to keep track of the passage of time between being a professional accordion player, a scout leader, a blue-ribbon gardener, an oil painter, a charter member of the Italian-American Civic League, a member in the St. Ann Women's Guild, the Salt Lake Council of Women and the Catholic Women's League, while at the same time traveling the world, spending time with her family, and volunteering at the 2002 Olympics. If that list seems long and complicated, let it be a testament to Brunatti's lifetime of activity. Says Brunatti, "People ask me what my secret is to living to be 100 and I tell them keeping busy." And she certainly has.
Intermountain Catholic, May 20, 2011

Written By: Christine Young

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