Meet Fred Hafner
Born in 1912 in Buffalo, New York, Fred Hafner has been a participant with the Longevity study since 2007. He was the first member of his family to get a college degree, majoring in food chemistry where he spent 30 years of his career working for General Mills. He developed foods for people with metabolic deficiencies, renal disease, and gluten intolerance and contributed to the evolution of a high protein soy product that added to the diet of malnourished people in developing countries.
He and his wife, Dolores, were married for 71 years and enjoyed family and leisure time with their two daughters. They lived in Minnesota until they eventually retired in Sun City West, Ariz. They were active in local civic and church groups, golf clubs, swimming, and the Arizona Rotary Club.
Once widowed, Fred still continues to live in his home with the help of care assistants, attends rotary meetings, church, works out weekly with his personal trainer at the fitness center, and sings karaoke at a local restaurant.
Looking forward and staying “young at heart” are Fred’s mottos; his positive attitude is definitely his strongest attribute that has driven him, the interviewers that have met with him agree.