"They were out all the time, shopping and visiting friends," she remembers. "They were always going somewhere and doing something."
Kay looks much younger than her years, and simple genetics are a large part of the profile of Nike White Jacket
It may not be scientific, but anecdotally, she sees how this close relationship has helped her mother and aunt.
But 40 per cent of those centenarians were exactly 100, and only six per cent of that group was 105 or older.
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Kay Holstein and her sister Elizabeth are good examples of how more people are living to 100.
That fits. The people who work at the Maple Ridge Seniors Village remark on Kay's sweet disposition, and a sense of humor that often comes out unexpectedly.
and heart disease.
While more people are living to see the age of 100, people to reach the milestone of 105 are even more rare.
Betty and Kay moved to Maple Ridge 20 years ago, had a place on 232nd Street, and a busy life together.
She's a small woman. Centenarians have more vegetables in their diet, not smoking and not being obese particularly in males. Hundred year old overweight men are rare.
Betty's husband passed away in 1961, and the two sisters moved in together in Vancouver. They had two brothers Nike Windrunner Black And Gold and two sisters who passed away in their 70s or 80s.
Kay celebrated her 105th birthday on Feb. 15 at Maple Ridge Seniors Village. She lives there with her sister, who has also been her best friend, and is 98 years old.
"I've lived a good life no drinking, and never partied," said Kay.
She believes her longevity is the result of clean living.
"They were old, but they were always together, and they weren't lonely."
Live Better America goes so far as to call isolation a "life ender," and says centenarians are often described as gregarious and funny, rarely "grumpy loners."
Kay remembers working as a waitress, but her memories of her early days seem to be fading. She is also very hard of hearing, but manages with a hearing aid.
According to the 2011 census, there were almost 6,000 Canadians aged 100 or older. There were 4,870 women, and 955 men. British Columbia had 875 centenarians third most among the provinces.
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A Stats Canada population projection sees the number of Centenarians continuing to rise. By 2031 it could reach more than 17,000, and by 2061 close to 80,000.
Capably coping with stress is also a trademark of centenarians. Kay was a live in housekeeper for a disabled man, and never married.
Research shows that people who live to be 100 know how to manage stress, and don't dwell on problems.
Sisters sharing a long life together
never had kids never had stress in her life," remarked McGowan.
Independence into the 90s is a common part of the profile.
Research into centenarians has been underway in Europe, Asia and North American.
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