Centenarian Awareness Project Mission:
a great distinction to live to 100 years or more.” –
Lynn Peters Adler, 1985
For the continued involvement of our
elders as integral members of society.
NCAP seeks to contact and honor all those 100 years old
and older as our living links to history and works with
community entities to promote recognition of our eldest
to learn about NCAP Centenarian Recognition Program.
INSPIRATION: AGE EXCELLENTLY!
Active centenarians, who display a positive
attitude, are role models
for the future of aging and inspire us to age
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Madeline Turpan Celebrates 101st Birthday
at NY's Famed Delmonico's
Madeline Turpan celebrated
her 101st birthday with a luncheon at the
famed Delmonico's restaurant in New York's
financial district on September 26,
organized by her nephew Gene Nifenecker. Lynn was
pleased to be invited and to spend time with
the vivacious and witty "Aunt Mad" and her
"This is a special place
for me," Madeline explained, "and I haven't
been here in a long time. I have Mr.
Delmonico to thank for being born who I am!"
She then told the story of
how her father had been brought to New York
from a small town in France by the owner
after he happened to dine at a restaurant
where her father was the chef.
Madeline Turpan celebrates her 101st
Delmonico's in New York City. Current
executive chef William Oliva is pictured with
"Mr. Delmonico hired my father on the spot
and paid his way to New York. My father was
the executive chef here for several years.
He met and married my mother here in New
York and Voila! I was born and here I am 101
Madeline brought along her father's copy of
the original Delmonico's cookbook, copyright
1894 she recalls, and asked current
executive chef William Oliva to autograph the
book. She pointed out her father's notes in
the margins of several pages, as he made
adjustments to some of the recipes over the
years. "By the early 1920s, some of the
ingredients were no longer available, such
as the wild game, and seasonings had
changed, she said, "The country had entered
the modern era" The restaurant's copy of the
cookbook, on display in its showcase, was
printed in 1901.
It was a day for books and
book signings. Lynn autographed Madeline's
copy of her new book "Celebrate 100:
Centenarian Secrets to Success in Business
and Life." Madeline is featured in the final
chapter "The Centenarian Spirit," the five
traits active centenarians have in common.
Madeline illustrates trait # 1 - a love of
life, which includes a sense of humor and a
healthy dose of self esteem - Joie de vive!
It fits her perfectly.
Click on link to visit Delmonico's website:
7 Life Secrets of Centenarians
Planning to live to 100? Here's a guide
from those who have already made it.
By Lynn Peters Adler, J.D. | August 17, 2013
Lynn Peters Adler, J.D., is the
co-author, with Steve Franklin, Ph.D., of the
new book, Celebrate 100: Centenarian Secrets to
Success in Business and Life. She is founder and
director of the National Centenarian Awareness
Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to
celebrating centenarians and combating ageism.
Charles "Cliff" Kayhart
proudly displays his iPad in the kitchen of
his Tennessee home; photo taken April, 2013.
Courtesy Lynn Peters Adler
There is no one pathway to reaching age 100.
We all have the opportunity to grab the
brass ring in our own way and many of us
will. One in 26 baby boomers is now expected
to live to 100; legions more will reach the
mid-to-late 90s. In Celebrate 100:
Centenarian Secrets to Success in Business
and Life, the new book I co-authored with
Steve Franklin, we share advice distilled
from interviews and surveys of more than 500
centenarians. Their insights form a guide to
what lies ahead as we inch our way through
our 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
How Centenarians Live Now
Will we still be having fun when we reach
100? A chorus of active centenarians answers
a resounding, "Yes!"
Click to continue reading 7 Life Secrets of
7 Life Secrets of Centenarians also was
published on Forbes.com
Centenarians give tips on
August 8, 2013 11:58 AM
Updated: August 8, 2013 12:36 PM
By PETER KING email@example.com
It's not the same old story.
More people are living to 100, and many are
crossing the century barrier in relatively
good health. From 1980 to 2010, the number
of centenarians in the United States grew 66
percent, while the total population grew 36
percent, according to the U.S. Census
Bureau. As of the 2010 census, there were
more than 53,000 Americans 100 or older.
How do you get to 100? One way to find out
is to ask centenarians how they made it,
which is what Lynn Peters Adler has been
doing for almost 30 years.
Adler, founder and director of the
not-for-profit National Centenarian
Awareness Project, has learned from her
talks with thousands of centenarians that
many share similar personality traits.
have a positive yet realistic attitude," she
says. While many "young" people -- like
those in their 60s and 70s -- might complain
about disabilities and a declining quality
of life, centenarians typically recognize
the limits and cherish their lives. "They
accept the losses and changes that come with
aging, and don't let it stop them," Adler
says. "They find ways to cope, adjust,
Click to continue reading Newsday article
Money secrets of centenarians
A new book reveals financial lessons from Americans
who lived to age 100 and beyond.
By Elaine Pofeldt, SwitchYard Media, special to MSN
A growing demographic
There were more than 53,000 Americans who
were at least 100 years old as of the 2010
census, and the number is expected to soar
to more than 600,000 by 2050. Undoubtedly,
many of these long-lived Americans have been
blessed with good genes, but many also share
common habits that have helped them in aging
well, according to the new book "Celebrate
100: Centenarian Secrets to Success in
Business and Life," based on interviews with
"I love to share the wisdom of the older
generation. We need to hear it," says
co-author Steve Franklin, a former professor
and associate dean at Emory University's
Goizueta Business School, who collaborated
on the book with Lynn Peters Adler, the
founder and director of the nonprofit
National Centenarian Awareness Project. Here
are some money strategies to borrow from
America's longest-living citizens.
Click to continue reading Money
Secrets of Centenarians
Centenarian Secrets to Success in
Click on book cover
Lynn Peters Adler
A thoroughly enthralling book that proves
the truth of the adage, "with age comes
Based on video
recorded interviews and extensive surveys of
more than 500 Centenarians, this
unforgettable book brings you into a world
few human beings have ever known. What must
it be like to have lived an entire
century—and not just any century, but one of
the most fertile, productive, cataclysmic,
revolutionary hundred-year periods in the
history of the human race?
having navigated all of life's personal
milestones against the backdrop of the Jazz
Age, the Great Depression, two World Wars,
the Space Age, the Digital Age, and 9/11;
what stories you would have to tell! In
their own words, and with no small measure
of good humor, these remarkable men and
women tell their stories and share their
insights on life, business, making it and
losing it, great sorrow and joy—and having
lived to tell the tale.
the wisdom and wit of 500 centenarians
into six sections covering the passage
of time, career, money, time management,
secrets of longevity, and capturing and
- Based on
over 500 taped interviews and extensive
questionnaire surveys developed and
conducted by noted experts Steve
Franklin and Lynn Peters Adler
"If you want
to win with money or life, you need to take
a good look at other people who are winning.
If you want to know how to win over the long
haul, you need to talk to people who have a
lot of life experience under their belts and
who've still come out ahead. That's exactly
what you'll get in Celebrate 100."
—Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling
author and nationally syndicated radio show
Grandfather, Elmer Askwith, 102
by Kabrina Rozine
Elmer at age 102 is still
quite the gardener.
Look at the size of that carrot!
Elmer Askwith was born
in 1911, the fourth of five children. He grew up in a rural farm
community in a family that, like their neighbors, had big hearts but
little money. One way of passing the time was to listen to and play
music. Elmer’s older sister, Georgina, loved to play the piano that
the Askwith family was fortunate enough to have in their home. Elmer
enjoyed the music and yearned to get his own violin. As a youth, he
browsed the Sears and Roebuck catalog. It contained everything from
toys to clothing, and even houses (in fact more than one family from
his community purchased a home through this venue).
Elmer spotted a violin in the catalog and dreamed of
being able to buy it. The cost was $7.00, which was quite a bit of
money for a family that “didn’t have two pennies to rub together.”
Elmer was excited when he realized that the township was offering 10
cents per rat tail to help control the rat population. He was even
more appreciative of the fact that his father said he could keep all
of the money that he could earn through rat trapping.
Click to continue reading Elmer's story.
National Centenarian Awareness Project (NCAP)
Centenarian Awareness Project (NCAP)
organization, was founded by Lynn
Peters Adler, J.D., who has devoted her career to honoring, studying,
and advocating for increased recognition and inclusion of centenarians
and all elders as a natural part of the fabric of our society. Lynn has
a wealth of information about this increasing segment of our population
and centenarians in particular. Because of her rapport with this special
group, she has a unique understanding of their needs, thoughts, behavior
and philosophies of life. Lynn’s work is predicated on the belief that
ageism in America is both wrong and unnecessary.
Lynn’s voice on centenarians, longevity and positive aging, with an
emphasis on quality of life issues, has been heard throughout the
United States. She continued her long-standing involvement in
community service with her terms on the Arizona
Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging (www.azgovernor.gov/gaca) and the Arizona Attorney
General’s Senior Advisory Council. For ten years she served as
|chairperson of the
Phoenix Mayor’s Aging Services Commission. She
founded the Arizona Centenarian Program during her first
term on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging in the
mid 1980s. (click for more: About Lynn
Lynn, through her company Sterling
Resources Inc., is a consultant to
on programs relating to aging, longevity, centenarians and others of
She also serves as
a catalyst to bring active centenarians to the public’s attention, often
through print and broadcast media.
Lynn Peters Adler (center) with centenarians (l-r)
Ross, Lillian Cox, Elsa Hoffmann and Karl Hartzel.
Click to read
more about the "Fab Five" and
the Barbara Walters ABC Special "Live to be
here to read bios of each of the "Fab Five."
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