They’ve lived by World Wars, the Nice Despair and different pandemics, so that they weren’t about to let slightly COVID cease them.
Meet among the oldest coronavirus survivors — all 100 years previous and above — whose optimism and preventing spirits encourage all who hear their tales.
Learn on for their longevity secrets — and the life classes they are saying aided their recoveries, from good consuming habits to preserving calm beneath stress.
104-year-old Lilian Menendez credit her longevity with good genes.
“My mother was 98 and she didn’t have a gray hair in her head — she was jet black,” says Menendez, the eldest resident at Apex Rehab & Healthcare in South Huntington, LI.
Menendez provides that her mom, who raised six kids alone in Manhattan, taught her to be robust — and made certain they have been fortified to take action.
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“My mother took very good care of us,” says Menendez. “We ate a lot of rice and beans, and chicken. Sunday we got chicken because we were poor then.”
The Harlem native grew as much as have two kids, 4 grandchildren and several other great-grandchildren.
Since recovering from the virus in April, “I feel wonderful,” says Menendez, who as soon as labored at Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue, the place she made $10 per week. “I’m as strong as a bull.”
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What’s extra: symptom-free, she says COVID-19 is now up to now.
“I’m back 100 percent,” she says.