Retirement living seniors who want to be more active should take a cue from Gladys Flamer. The woman, who attends church meetings, bakes pies for her neighbors and friends, and serves as treasurer for a local club, is 103 years old.
The Philadelphia News spoke with the Coatesville, Pennsylvania resident about her fame and longevity as she ran errands in her 1979 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.
"Everybody knows the lady who drives this car," Flamer told the news source.
"It's just like me. It's wearing out, but it's still going."
Flamer was born in Coatesville and was the youngest of 13 children. Sadly, all of her siblings have passed away.
While the active living woman's seniority has certainly contributed to her fame, it's her activism and care for the community that continues to astound the locals.
"She helps people," William Lambert Sr., head of the local NAACP, told the news source. "She was always outspoken and well coordinated."
Active living seniors who are concerned with longevity may want to consider maintaining a regular fitness routine and eating as healthy as possible.