“I want to tell you about an extraordinary woman, most people have never heard of…”
So begins a video chronicling the story of Edythe Kirchmaier—a truly unique woman.
At age 105, she is Facebook’s oldest registered user, California’s oldest licensed driver and the University of Chicago’s oldest living former student.
Luck, laughter and aging well
Most people are not as fortunate as Kirchmaier, who has witnessed the birth of 17 great-grandchildren, and is still able to live independently.
Luck has undoubtedly played a role in helping her maintain her health and independence.
Just a few weeks ago, serendipity intervened in a powerful way when an observant neighbor saved Kirchmaier from being crushed beneath a falling tree branch while fetching her Saturday morning paper, local news outlet, 3 KEY News, reports.
In a January 24th interview on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Degeneres implored Kirchmaier to divulge the secrets of her successful aging.
“I do have a secret,” she says with a smile. “But if I tell it, then it won’t be a secret.”
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Facebook’s Oldest User Makes Big-Hearted Birthday Wish originally appeared on AgingCare.com.