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My Elderly Space

A look at the remarkable lives of the elderly


Canada's Centenarians

The term "Blue Zone" was coined by a Belgian demographer, Dan Buettner, who studied long-lived people. He has visited four groups of them in Sardinia, Okinawa, Costa Rica's Nicoya region and Loma Linda, California.

Canada may have it's own "Blue Zone" on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, with pockets of extreme longevity and more centenarians than elsewhere in the country. Across Canada, centenarians average 14.6 per 100,000; in Nova Scotia it's 21 per 100,000.

William Walker, 101, shown in the photo, is just one of several centenarians featured in a recent article in The Toronto Star.



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Blogger DaveJ Says:

Here's something really coincidental. there is another centenarian named William Walker living in Toronto!

Blogger Murray Says:

Not a specific comment to this article but a query as to there being any information related to Parent/Child both being Centenarians. My aunt hopefully will reach 100 in mid August 2010 and her mother passed away in her 102nd year. I am thinking that this is rather rare and wondered if I could be directed to more info in this regard.


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