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News - April 22, 2022

Around Town

BIRTHDAY BLISS ... It's a celebratory time for Palo Alto resident Grace Lee, who turned 105 years old on Wednesday, April 20. Lee is a resident of The Avant senior living community in the Ventura neighborhood. She's an accomplished woman who served in the Air Force during World War II and speaks five languages (English, Mandarin/Cantonese, German, French and Russian). Lee said she doesn't have any regrets in life, except one: "not knowing how to play the piano." This centenarian considers being a mother one of her biggest accomplishments, according to Jenny Huynh, director of activities at The Avant. Lee has a passion for baseball and swimming and tries to be active in as many activities as possible despite the limits to her physical strength. Lee maintains her health by practicing yoga and Tai Chi and doing daily exercises. While she admitted to having a love-hate relationship when it comes to technology, Lee acknowledged that it has kept her engaged and broadened her mind's horizons, "hence why she is so sharp for her age," Huynh said. Lee is a third-generation Californian who was born in Oakland, attended high school in Stockton and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, according to a 2017 interview with the Weekly ahead of her 100th birthday. She was an administrative manager at Stanford University, where she worked for 28 years until her retirement in 1991 at 72 years old. So what's this newly minted 105-year-old's secret to her longevity? "The best advice I can give to anyone who wants a healthy long life is to exercise and be happy," she said.

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Posted by Lori
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Lori is a registered user.

Happy Birthday Grace! You're an inspiration!

Posted by Claudette
a resident of Woodside
on Apr 25, 2022 at 10:26 am

Claudette is a registered user.

Happy Burthday. Many blessings are yours.

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