Healthy Aging: Celebrating 70 Years of Marriage

By Cristina Mestre and Tim Betler

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. 

According to Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D., UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry and Director of the Aging Institute of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, staying active is one of the key components of healthy aging.

Other key components of healthy aging, from the National Institute on Aging, include:

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