What are your great stories? Evelyn had lots of them. She was spellbinding!
New York-born Evelyn Kozak, 113, known for her love of scrabble and literature, died after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday morning (6/11/13). She was buried in Queens.
Ms. Kozak, a former valedictorian at her grammar school in Brooklyn, attributed her longevity to her healthy lifestyle.
A mother of five, she outlived two of her children and two husbands having survived two strokes and the Spanish ‘flu. She has 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
The supercentenarian, an ardent Zionist and practising Jew, was named the seventh-oldest person in the world. The oldest person in the world, Jiroemon Kimura from Japan, died on Wednesday aged 116.
HOW CAN YOU LIVE SO LONG AND MENTALLY WITH IT?
What habits would you have to change and add to your daily routine to live healthier and longer?
Get your walking shoes out and your best habits (not to be confused with being a nun!) Here is her short list of her secrets to long life:
- Be curious
- Read veraciously
- Do what’s best for your health
- Walk 5 miles/day!
- No smoking or drinking
- No chasing the boys!
- Be kind and of good spirits
- And, Help. Help. Help others.
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