On June 22, Beatrice Haston of Syracuse, Ind., will gather with family and friends to celebrate her 100th birthday. Haston is one of 10 Hoosier centenarians chosen for recognition by the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community as part of its 10th anniversary celebration.
Haston, who used to own a Dairy Queen, attributed her longevity to good food. “I have eaten three good meals a day all my life,” she said.
She also said other keys to making it to 100 are to “enjoy life and keep busy. Do things for others and have a positive attitude.”
She remembers her father’s Model T, a car that could only go about 10 miles before a tire went flat, and the wringer washing machine. “It’s a good thing that’s gone,” Haston said. As for how it feels to be 100, Haston said, “It feels great! Really no different from any other age.”
The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community is helping to acknowledge Haston’s milestone achievement with a birthday gift pack and a donation toward her celebration. Nine other Hoosier centenarians also were selected.