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Centenarians: What Does It Mean to Live to 100, And What Do We Know About Advanced Aging?

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Society views those who have reached the age of 100 with awe. But becoming a centenarian is more than just a landmark. We'll discuss what it means to live to an advanced age, both the positives and negatives, as well as what research tells us about aging.

This show is part of Maine Public Radio's series on centenarians. It is also part of our ongoing coverage of topics relating to Maine's Bicentennial. As Maine celebrates the 200th anniversary of its statehood, Maine Public has teamed up with Down East magazine to telll stories of people who have been alive for at least half that time.  


Tom Meuser, director, Center for Excellence in Aging & Health; professor of social work, University of New England

Marilyn R. Gugliucci, professor and director, Geriatrics Education and Research; director, U-ExCEL older adult fitness program; division of geriatrics, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine