,,Even in old age there are things worthwaiting” – the recipe centenarians for succesfull aging
Keywords:successful aging, longevity, centenarians
According to demographers, the percentage of seniors who have a chance to live for a hundred years still increases. These predictions force us to reflect on raising the quality of aging by promoting a successful aging model. Experts in this area are certainly the oldest citizens who, with their life prove that living in old age can be satisfying. The article presents studies conducted among centenarians. The research concerned the phenomenon of longevity. The life-extending factors were also analyzed. The frame for theoretical assumptions are statements of centenarians on the principles of successful aging. A case study method based on press sources was applied.