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Meet Vern Johnson


Vern Johnson, born March 18, 1913, is one of our centenarians in the longevity study. He was born in Colorado where he spent most of his life until he moved to Arizona. Vern believes that a healthy diet, his inherited genes, and medical technology have all contributed to his healthy aging.

Ballroom dancing is a vivid memory that comes to his mind when thinking back to his childhood. Vern began ballroom dancing when he was about fifteen and continued on dancing throughout his life by participating in many competitions. Later, Vern became a cruise line host, which his duties were to escort ladies and dance with them.

Vern believes his health is fairly well for being a centenarian. He enjoys going swimming three times a week and likes to watch movies at home. Vern’s advice to the younger generation is to “stay clean health wise.”

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