Redefining longevity: the new centenarian spirit

I Love the Monitor’s issue on those living over 100! It’s wonderful and I’m so happy to see possibilities opening up for everyone! And to know that it’s so much about our outlook and attitude.


As a model of longevity, Elsa Hoffman 102 – with her great-grandaughters Blair (l) and Elsa Textor-Black – says there’s nothing “I say I can’t go to or don’t want to do.” This centenarian’s version of slowing down in the past decade is to limit her travel to places near her Florida home – South America, for example.