Yetta and Seymour Farber know a little something about marriage. After all, they just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
The couple, ages 92 and 93, are residents at UPMC’s
Lighthouse Pointe Village
. Yetta and Seymour share how they met, give marriage advice and talk about life at UPMC’s independent
living facility in the video above.
As for how to keep a marriage strong, Yetta noted that
although they had their little spats, it is always important to make up. If you ask Seymour, the best advice is to let
your wife be the boss, and to both stay busy.
Other key components of healthy
, from the National Institute on Aging, include:
- Keep a
positive attitude toward life. Do
things that make you happy. Seymour
notes that volunteering with Meals on Wheels three times a week gives him
something to do in the mornings, and he has met great people while
- Eat a
balanced diet. Yetta notes that she
made healthy soups for many years, and that they both watched what they
regularly. Check with your doctor
before starting an exercise program.
regular health checkups.
smoke. It’s never too late to quit.
safety habits at home to prevent falls.
Always wears your seatbelt in a car.
in contact with family and friends.
Stay active through work, play, and community. Yetta shared that
they have a great community of friends at Lighthouse Pointe, and enjoy
playing poker and bridge.
overexposure to the sun and the cold.
- If you
drink alcohol, moderation is the key.
When you drink, let someone else drive. Seymour says he has never been a
drinker, and he credits that with being healthy at 93.
personal and financial records to simplify budgeting and investing. Plan long-term housing and money needs.
Labels: Aging Institute of UPMC, geriatrics