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100-year-old East Sacramento woman shares tips for long life

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East Sacramento woman turns 100: Here are her tips to a long, healthy life

Rosemary Abbington-Reed has four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

Rosemary Abbington-Reed is a new member of the exclusive centenarian club, after recently turning 100 years old.She is now living at Oakmont of East Sacramento, a retirement community and memory care center. Before that, she lived a life full of accomplishments, loss, family, friends, and fun. Born in 1922 in St. Charles, Missouri, she was her parents’ old child.She moved to St. Louis to attend Sumner High School, went on to Stowe Teachers College where she got her bachelor’s degree and a teacher’s certificate, and then obtained a master’s degree in education from St. Louis University.In 1955, she reunited with her former grade school boyfriend. They got married, moved to Detroit, and welcomed their son Brian three years later.Still not slowing down, at the age of 56, Abbington-Reed earned another master’s degree from Wayne State University studying Montessori education.After retiring from teaching public school in 1984, her husband died in 1986. She went on to volunteer full-time for the Michigan Foundation for the Blind for another 15 years. At her 60th high school reunion, she was reunited with her high school boyfriend Earl Reed, whose spouse has also died. They married shortly after Mr. Reed asked her son’s permission for her hand in marriage, and stayed married until he died few years ago. A life-long Catholic, Abbington-Reed has four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. “If you don’t want to live life, don’t start it,” she said. “The friends you make, they’re worthwhile.”KCRA 3 asked her about her secret to a long life.Here’s her list:You’re a “fool” if you sit around and be sad for yourself or for others when loved ones pass away. Keep living life.Work, but don’t work every day of your life.Find something for yourself to do. Judging by how often she laughed during our KCRA 3 interview, we suspect another reason she is a centenarian is because she laughs all the time.

Rosemary Abbington-Reed is a new member of the exclusive centenarian club, after recently turning 100 years old.

She is now living at Oakmont of East Sacramento, a retirement community and memory care center.

Before that, she lived a life full of accomplishments, loss, family, friends, and fun. Born in 1922 in St. Charles, Missouri, she was her parents’ old child.

She moved to St. Louis to attend Sumner High School, went on to Stowe Teachers College where she got her bachelor’s degree and a teacher’s certificate, and then obtained a master’s degree in education from St. Louis University.

In 1955, she reunited with her former grade school boyfriend. They got married, moved to Detroit, and welcomed their son Brian three years later.

Still not slowing down, at the age of 56, Abbington-Reed earned another master’s degree from Wayne State University studying Montessori education.

After retiring from teaching public school in 1984, her husband died in 1986. She went on to volunteer full-time for the Michigan Foundation for the Blind for another 15 years.

At her 60th high school reunion, she was reunited with her high school boyfriend Earl Reed, whose spouse has also died. They married shortly after Mr. Reed asked her son’s permission for her hand in marriage, and stayed married until he died few years ago.

A life-long Catholic, Abbington-Reed has four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

“If you don’t want to live life, don’t start it,” she said. “The friends you make, they’re worthwhile.”

KCRA 3 asked her about her secret to a long life.

Here’s her list:

  1. You’re a “fool” if you sit around and be sad for yourself or for others when loved ones pass away. Keep living life.
  2. Work, but don’t work every day of your life.
  3. Find something for yourself to do.
  4. Judging by how often she laughed during our KCRA 3 interview, we suspect another reason she is a centenarian is because she laughs all the time.