• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Rich Barlow, an older white man with dark grey hair and wearing a grey shirt and grey-blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

  • Jackie Ricciardi

    Staff photojournalist

    Portrait of Jackie Ricciardi

    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year. Profile

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There are 3 comments on The Secrets of Living to 100

  1. I listened to the recent “Resilience in Aging Research Symposium” and find this topic interesting. Dr Perls made a great presentation, and lessons learned should be useful to us all.

    In particular any BU alumni nearing or in retirement might want to join the Society of Terrier Alumni Retirees (STAR). We share the latest information in regards to all aspects of retirement, not just retirement savings. A good way to start is to sign up for BU Connect and join the STAR group ! This will help you keep up-to-date on any discussions we have and planned events.

  2. Hi, my grandmother Elsie Warnke lived to 108. Her four brothers and sister’s lived into their 90s. My mother Elsies daughter fell at 96 or she would have been older. I’m 74 playing pickleball 7 days a week, moved to Florida January 1st 2024

  3. I am 86yrs. Young! My maternal grandmother lived to over 85 years young LM not sure but my fraternal grandmother was at least 85 when she passed ! My aunt that just passed was 97yrs old and her sister before her was over 100 years old! I love life and nature !! Trees are gorgeous, I am a nature lover !my Aunt that lived to over 90 climbed 21/2 flights of stairs at least once everyday to her apartment!! We never complained about it we just did it!! We love life in my family and each other !! We have never held grudges, especially against each other !! And we also love God ! My brother that lives in Florida and l speak to each other at least once everyday!! My sister lives in Florida also and we stay in touch with one another especially on holidays , birthdays etc.

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