Jack Borden has found the fountain of youth. It’s in his office. Borden has been practicing law for more than seven decades. At 101, he was recently honored as America’s “Outstanding Oldest Worker” by the nonprofit group Experience Works. Will Miles Clark, D.D.S., on the other hand, is a spry 105-year-old who has gladly spent about half a century in retirement from his former profession, dentistry. There are no two stories alike when talking to centenarians — the exploding group of people who live into triple digits.
There are some of the insights and musings of men and women who have not just lived to see their hundredth birthdays, but have thrived along the way, smashing stereotypes of what old age looks like.