As US Centenarian Numbers Double, Ex-Lawyer Sees Common Attributes

Since founding the Centenarian Awareness Project in 1989, Lynn Peters Adler has met enough of the 72,000 American centenarians to form a decent sample pool, and she has formed some opinions on what leads to longevity. Now that modern medicine has allowed people to maintain their physical health, Adler has observed certain characteristics amongst the centenarian clubs. These attributes include a "positive but realistic attitude, a love of life, a sense of humor, spirituality, courage, and an ability to accept the losses that come with age."
ABA Journal, April 28, 2011

Written By: Debra Cassens Weiss

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