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
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