Jeannette Merten | Almost 98

Almost 98

March 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

March 4, 2013 I made a visit to photograph a very active 'almost' ninety-eight-year old woman. She will celebrate a birthday March 12 when she officially turns ninety-eight. Ethel stills drives her own car, does her own laundry, makes her own meals. and exercises daily. Not only is she active physically, but she challenges her mind by being involved in plenty of other activities that the independent retirement community she lives at offers as in bridge and another favorite of participating in a daily news discussion group. Ethel always has something to look forward being that her daily calendar is full.

She claims there is not one particular aspect that has benefited to her longevity. Ethel said she certainly feels blessed with her independence at her age. My brief observation of Ethel was she maintains a lighthearted and practical view at life; humble and a giver. Ethel insisted to make me breakfast when I arrived of which she served a bowl of cut-up fruit, a muffin, and coffee. These photos are a small insight to her daily morning routine.

She will be featured in a news article where you can learn more about Ethel at The Compass - Official Newspaper 

Ethel exercises with two three pound weights

Lifting light weights at almost 98

Independent Living Apartment

Photos of her and her late husband are hung on the wall

A photo of a much younger Ethel is hung in her bedroom

Keeping up with the latest in news is an important interest of Ethel

Much admired Ethel is well known through-out the retirement community

She is very committed in doing her daily exercising routine

There is a sincere smile of true happiness that comes naturally for Ethel

Visiting with friends over coffee in the lounge in-between the next activity planned for the day

 

 

 


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