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Neva Bahruth celebrates 100th birthday

Being 100 years old is one thing. Being 100 years old and still full of energy, spunk and living life as she wants to is another. For Neva Bahruth, who turned 100 on August 28, staying active and living just as she wants is what it is all about.

Neva moved into the Presbyterian Manor in 2002 and she says that was the right choice for her. “I grew up in Arkansas City and always knew about the Manor,” said Neva. “After my husband passed away, I wanted it to be my decision to move from the country to a Manor where I could live the rest of my life.”  

Since that time, she has become a legend at the Manor, welcoming new residents, volunteering her time on resident councils and in the library, greeting other residents on her daily walks, supporting the Manor’s mission and sharing her spunk and positivity with everyone.  

We sat down with Neva and asked her a few questions.

What is the secret to your longevity and good health?

She stated that she has always had good habits. She is very conscious of her diet and exercise. She states, “staying active is the key.”  

What is your best advice for a young person?

“It pays for anyone to have a goal in mind to what you want to accomplish and where you want to live. Your goals will pretty much get you started down the right road.”  

What do you do to stay young?

“Keeping my routine – get up in the morning, get ready for the day and do my morning exercises. And that starts my day right.”  

Neva has some great words of wisdom.

Watch a slideshow of her birthday celebration.

Pictured at the top is Gene Brinkman playing his harmonica for Neva as she joins him in a duet. Watch a short video clip here.

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