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100-year-old woman says her secret to a long life is not talking to strange men

Charisa Bossinakis

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100-year-old woman says her secret to a long life is not talking to strange men

A 100-year-old woman has revealed her secret to a long and happy life is ‘not speaking to strange men’.

And all this time we thought it was a balanced diet and a luxury cruise.

Olive Westerman travelled the world with her husband Sam, a writer and travel clerk, and lived in Singapore for three years.

She worked as a nursery nurse and said working with children allowed her to stay young at heart.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Now, still with that same spirit, Olive celebrated her milestone birthday surrounded by her nearest and dearest at her Deewater Grange residential home in Chester.

There, she enjoyed a high tea at Inglewood Manor.

I mean, go off, sis.


The staff were also kind enough to gift her a bottle of Estee Lauder perfume, which her late husband would give her each year.

When asked what the secret to living a happy and long life is, Olive from South Kirby, West Yorkshire, had some pearls of wisdom for younger women.

She said: "Avoid talking to strange men and you’ll be just fine.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

"I think that the best advice I could give is simply to be happy and content to be alive, and to make the most of what you have.

"Over the years I have spent a lot of time working with children, and this will certainly help to keep you young at heart!

"I actually can’t believe I’m now 100, but it feels amazing.”

The great-grandmother added she was ‘thrilled’ to receive a card from King Charles and Camilla during her special day.


Over the years, the granny has definitely carved a reputation in the home for her sense of humour and love of travelling.

Despite jet-settling all over the world, Olive said her favourite destination was where she met her late husband.

She said: "I have spent some time living overseas and my favourite place to live was Singapore - I loved it there.

"It was such an interesting and exciting place to be, and so different from England."


Olive added: "Me and my husband met at the local church we used to attend every Sunday.

"We got chatting one day after mass and we hit it off immediately.

"What I loved about him most was his kind and gentle nature, and the fact he was always trying to help others."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Good News, News

Charisa Bossinakis
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