At the age of 105, Olive France is the oldest resident in North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. She has been independent for most of her senior years and only moved from Church Lane to Cloverdale residential home in Laceby just over one year ago.
Olive, widowed in 1955 when husband Jack died, has never let her age control her life. In fact, she just proved that age is definitely just a number and even gave her advice on how to live longer.
Olive France marks her 105th birthday at Cloverdale home in Laceby
“Just keep standing on your feet and do everything in moderation.”
While her advice appears to be too simple, there’s truth to what she said. A lot of people may have taken this for granted, but you can actually get a lot of benefits from keeping yourself active.
Olive also enjoys challenging herself to stay agile.
Her family watched as she bent down not once but twice to touch her toes, something that many people much younger than her can barely manage to do. She also shared her hobbies.
“I do a lot of knitting and help make mittens and hats for people from overseas. I never like to sit and do nothing.”
Olive’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren attended the party.
Olive is a keen organist and played at her local church since she was 15 years old. She was invited to play the organ at the Lincoln Cathedral on her 90th and 100th birthdays, and she was playing at a nearby church until recently.
A lot of people were so inspired with Olive and her incredible zest for life.
She even received well wishes on her birthday from the Queen of England, who herself celebrated her 92nd birthday this year.
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This just melts my heart!
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Case in point, this young girl from the Philippines recently gained lots of online love and respect after a video went viral showing her doing her homework. The catch? She’s homeless and she’s studying outdoors – while it’s raining.
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The world needs more people like Ricky!
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Take Ricky Mena, for example. He may have lost everything in his life after coping with anxiety and PTSD, but it didn’t stop him from bringing joy to other people, especially children who are suffering from illness. He had a hard time looking for jobs until he started working full-time as a personal trainer. Despite his promising career, he still feels that he needs to do something more in his life.
Ricky was looking for a bigger purpose in life — and he found one.