At Sagora Senior Living we take joy in celebrating all the events in life both big and small, but sometimes we have really big celebrations! September 22 is National Centenarian’s Day, and this is something we consider to be a BIG deal. National Centenarian’s Day is observed annually on September 22. It is a day set aside to celebrate and honor those who have reached the age of 100. The day was originally proclaimed as a time to partake in the rich history and wisdom shared by centenarians. Listening to their life stories is ever so inspiring, and this is one day to be cherished by everyone to honor those among us who have seen a century go by.
As a leader in Senior Living, Sagora is privileged to have a multitude of Centenarians at many of our communities. We celebrate and honor those among us who have lived an entire century and share in their wisdom, joys, and life as a whole. These precious members of society have seen the tragedies of the Great Depression and World Wars, the advent of the talking picture, the golden age of the radio and the invention of television, innovation of air travel, all the way to the exploration of space and the digital revolution — all in one lifetime. We honor and celebrate those in our communities who are 100!
Below are just a few of our Sagora Senior Centenarians:
When reflecting on those individuals in society that have lived to be 100, it’s natural to wonder how one accomplishes such longevity. While there is extensive research on the topic and even more recently a great focus on “blue zones” (regions around the world with the healthiest, longest-living populations) it’s impossible to pinpoint just one or two reasons how someone lives to be 100 or older. While there is some connection to long life being hereditary, the leading reasons are fairly simple. Most attribute long living to healthy nutrition, staying active (both physically and mentally), avoiding isolation, and living a stress-free life. Here are some ways to accomplish this:
Adopt a brain-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Reduce the intake of processed foods, sugary snacks, and saturated fats. Be sure to drink plenty of water as well. Staying hydrated is vital!
Engage in Regular Physical Exercise
Physical activity has been linked to a reduced risk of cognitive decline. Aim for a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and activities that challenge your mind, such as dancing or learning a new skill.
Stimulate Your Mind
Engage in mentally stimulating activities such as reading, puzzles, playing musical instruments, or learning a new language. These activities can help keep your brain sharp and active.
Stay socially engaged and maintain strong relationships with family, friends, and community groups. Embrace your community and partake in events, outings, happy hours, and more! Social interaction can contribute to brain health and emotional well-being.
Living Stress Free
Keeping a positive attitude can go a long way in staying stress-free, but it truly starts with adequate sleep! A good night’s sleep is essential for brain health. Aim for seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night and establish a relaxing bedtime routine.
Sagora Senior Living is committed to helping our seniors live the best and longest life possible, sometimes even 100 years or more! We foster environments that prioritizes the well-being of individuals and communities that help our seniors have healthy nutrition, stay active, avoid isolation, and live a stress-free life.
Centenarians will always be with us at each point in history, and all the memories of the lives they’ve lived will continue to live on when passed down. As they mark 100 years with parties and celebrations, a centenarian’s birthday candles illuminate more than an age. They represent a life well lived.
We are so proud to play a vital role in helping seniors live longer and the best life possible. With 62 communities in 12 different states, Sagora Senior Living offers seniors the chance to live in active, social communities where they can thrive on a daily basis.
To find out more, tour your local Sagora Senior Living community!