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Meet Nora Etsy


Born in 1913, Nora Esty is one of the oldest members in the Longevity study. She is an upbeat woman who enjoys being active and social. Nora grew up on a farm in Illinois, but has resided in the Valley since 1961 and has never thought of leaving. Nora attended cosmetology school in Illinois and later worked as a hair dresser. In her leisure time, Nora enjoys entertaining, cooking, and spending time with friends. 

Nora recently turned 100 years old and celebrated her birthday with a week full of festivities. A tea was held in her honor at her church in addition to dinners with friends and lots of dessert. When asked if she felt 100 years old, Nora replied, “Oh no, I feel more like 90!” Nora was very excited to celebrate her 100th birthday and loved seeing friends from all over the country come to spend time with her.   

Nora advises the younger generation to “know the Lord.” She is an active member of her church community and attributes her faith in God to her spiritual and emotional well being. 

Nora also believes the key to her healthy aging and longevity is maintaining a healthy lifestyle by staying busy, eating right and taking vitamins.    

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