Community, Social Entrepreneurs, Women

Words From Super Centenarians

Ruth Hamilton

Ruth Hamilton

At age 109, Ruth became the world’s oldest blogger, filing video blogs under the screen name of Ruth1898.Ruth Hamilton was a remarkable woman who loved every day and was eager to embrace anything new. That’s why she became the oldest member of an online social network. Over her last year, Ruth shared her wisdom through dozens of video blogs with members of Growing Bolder.

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Words of Wisdom From a Super Centenarian


Dorothy Johnson

100 Year Old Says Giving Back is Her Secret of Longevity

What’s Dorothy Johnson’s secret to becoming a centenarian? She says since a very young age, she’s been passionate about making a difference in the world around her.

As she celebrates her 100th birthday in style and surrounded by friends and loved ones, Dorothy looks back on her extraordinary life, including graduating from college at a time when many African-Americans, let alone women, achieved such accomplishments. Dorothy was also one of the first African-American women to serve overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces. She describes the extraordinary wartime mission she embarked on that made a huge difference in the lives of soldiers.

Watch her passionately speak about the importance of marking your own mark on the world and you’ll be inspired to live a life of purpose and passion.


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