by DR. MARK LACHS
Gerontologist Mark Lachs says one of the keys to a long, healthy old age is the ability to keep moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks.
One question I get asked a lot is, "How old is your oldest patient?" Answer: 109.
The next question is usually something like: "What nursing home is he or she in?" Answer: She is living at home, with all her marbles, profoundly engaged in the world around her.
The last question: What is this lady's fountain of youth? A thousand calories a day and an hour of yoga?
No, Helen Reichert likes chocolate truffles. Her favorite beverage is Budweiser. And ... (click here to the story in it's entirety)