When 100-year-old Irving Hyman received his invitation he immediately asked if he could bring a date. He invited his girlfriend and dancing partner to attend the celebration with him. After all, she is only 91.
Photograph from The Transylvania Times
Both Mr. Hyman and his friend Kay Kadden live in assisted living apartments in a retirement community downtown. Both of them take advantage of all the activities there, and their favorite is dancing.
He was a teacher and school principal until he retired. Friends say he was always known for being a snappy dresser and that is no less true today. When asked the secret to his longevity Mr. Hyman replied, "Optimism. Always be an optimist."
So here's to all the Older Americans. Heck, they didn't list the guidelines...I think I might just be one of them myself. And if I can age as gracefully as Mr. Hyman and Ms. Kadden I would happily live to be a hundred.