100-Year-Old Woman Shares Her Secret To Longevity

July 14, 2014

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson is broadcasting from his hometown of Urbana, Illinois, today. He traveled there for the 100th birthday of a family friend, Betty Esser.

Jeremy visits her home to speak with her and her daughter, Kay Evans, about the milestone — and her secrets to longevity.

Betty tells Jeremy, “I try not to get upset about things and I think I’m sort of easygoing. I don’t let things disturb me.”


  • Betty Esser, Urbana resident who just turned 100.
  • Kay Evans, daughter of Betty Esser.

Betty Esser (right) is pictured with her daughter Kay Evans. (Diane Marlin)

Story source: NPR