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New centenarian Olga Markert attributes long life to ‘keeping busy’


March 28, 2017

OLGA MARKERT attributes her 100 years to clean living and positive attitude.

Olga Klara (Gali) Markert may have the clean living part down, but really, attitude plays a big part in making it to age 100.

Markert passed the century mark on March 15, celebrating her birthday with her family on March 18.

She remains in relatively good shape and continues to live independently, with her daughter, Kathy, as her caregiver. She checks the mail, but Markert still does the dishes and laundry.

Markert has a wheelchair, but she can walk.

“She just doesn’t trust her legs,” said daughter-in-law Judy Markert. She doesn’t even wear glasses, although she is hard of hear...

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