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Woman, 102, who still works 3 days a week shares simple advice for living a long life

by UNN Feed

At 102 years old, Carolyn Baldwin embodies a spirit of positivity and purpose that inspires all who meet her. Her journey through life is a testament to her dedication and commitment to helping others.

Baldwin spent 25 years as a children’s librarian, enriching young minds with stories and fostering a love for reading. “I told stories to 16 children under the age of 6 every week,” Baldwin tells TODAY.com. “We used to have characters and I would pass them out to the children as I told a story. It was fun, and they enjoyed it very much.”

Courtesy Carolyn Baldwin family / The Roosevelt at Salt Creek Senior Living Community

Today, Baldwin resides at a senior living community where she continues to thrive. Three days a week, for an hour and a half each day, she manages and works at the community’s resale shop. This role not only keeps her active, but also allows her to continue contributing to her community, a responsibility she cherishes deeply.

The job involves sorting and shelving donated clothing, helping customers and ensuring the shop runs smoothly on the days it’s open.

Carolyn Baldwin
Baldwin pictured at the resale shop where she works.Courtesy Carolyn Baldwin and family

A birthday celebration to remember

Recently, Baldwin was joined by her son, daughter and grandson to celebrate her 102nd birthday. The group enjoyed a special dinner, balloons and cake. “We ate together, and sang together and visited, and it was much fun,” Baldwin says.

Carolyn Baldwin
Baldwin’s family joined her in celebration of her 102nd birthday.Courtesy Carolyn Baldwin and family

Baldwin has nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who “bring her immense joy and pride,” she says.

Tips for a long and healthy life

Baldwin attributes her longevity to several habits she diligently maintains.

Every morning, she dedicates 30 to 45 minutes to exercise, engaging every part of her body. This commitment “keeps me young and it keeps me vital,” she says.

Baldwin also incorporates lots of walking into her everyday life, with trips to…

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