Letters: Sep. 20, 2004

"How to live to be 100" described the physical habits and attitudes of centenarians [Aug. 30]. Their strategies for successful aging can be employed by everyone. Let's remind one another that humor, passion and the ability to view aging as a valuable source of knowledge helps us all. We should not approach growing old with thoughts of darkness, withdrawal and rejection. We need to enjoy living, no matter what our calendar years. DAVID A. SORBER, M.D. Madison, Wis.

My mother lived for 100 years and four months. She gave birth to all nine of her children at home. She had no...

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