It’s not every day that a lunch conversation between family and friends turns into a discussion about the secrets to living to be 100.

On Nov. 18 at the Summit at Brighton, Jewish Senior Life invited residents who are 100 years of age or older and live in their independent and assisted living communities to do just that — enjoy a lunch together to celebrate their birthdays and exchange stories about how they got to where they are today.
 
Dr. Morris Shapiro says his secret to health is to keep working. At 102 years old, Shapiro still teaches at the University of Rochester.
 
“There have been more advances in medicine in the last 100 years than in the past 20 centuries preceding it,” said Shapiro when asked about the biggest changes seen in his lifetime.
 
Eight of the residents at the Summit at Brighton and Wolk Manor range in age from 100 to 103. According to Becky Johnson, sales counselor at Jewish SeniorLife, the event included a special luncheon where the centenarians and their guests gathered together to celebrate life.

Jewish Senior Life offers a full continuum of care and services all on one campus. Locations include the Summit at Brighton for independent living, Wolk Manor for assisted living, the Lodge at Wolk Manor for assisted living memory care and the Jewish Home of Rochester for long-term, transitional and memory care.