On June 17, Two members of our team Annette and Abby visited client Gwen Herdegen of Coffs Harbour this week to help her celebrate her 100th birthday.
Surprising Gwen with a gorgeous bunch of flowers the ladies ensured Gwen had a day to remember.
Gwen isn’t the only one turning 100 this year, The flagship airline of Australia, and the third oldest airline in the world Qantas turns 100 in November 2020. And the famous German maker of gummy bears, Haribo will celebrate their 100th year of business in December 1920.
While the first 6-months of 2020 have certainly been a testing time for Australians, between drought, bushfires and COVID-19. Those turning 100 this year aren’t new to uncertain times. Gwen and other centenarians have lived through The Great Depression, WWII, The Holocaust, The Korean War and The Vietnam War, to name a few.
“According to La Trobe University centenarian expert Dr John McCormack, says working hard and not being overweight are the most common characteristics amongst the 130 centenarians and super-centenarians he interviewed throughout his research.”
“I’ve found that more than half the people aged 100 live in the community, not in a skilled nursing facility,’ he says.”
Due to our high quality of life Australians tend to enjoy a longer life expectancy than many other countries. Our goal is to provide support and independence for our aging population to help as many people as possible live a long happy life.