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- August 7, 2020

Senior Focus

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NEW CENTENARIAN ... Longtime Stanford resident Nancy Morse Samelson recently marked her 100th birthday in a Zoom celebration with family and friends. Samelson, widow of Stanford University mathematics professor Hans Samelson, earned a doctorate in psychology and conducted research on safety and management practices in the construction industry. She was a longtime member of the Palo Alto Friends Meeting and practiced the Chinese art of Qi Gong into her 90s. She now lives in a Sunnyvale assisted-living community. According to the American Society on Aging, there are more centenarians living today than ever before. The United States has the most, with an estimated 80,000, followed by Japan, with an estimated 47,700. The United Nations estimated that worldwide there were 343,000 centenarians living in 2012.

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