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Jane Fletcher Geniesse shares her secrets to longevity

Boca Grande Health Clinic is pleased to present the next episode in its “Secrets to Longevity” web video series, where we pay tribute to Boca Grande’s seniors. “We had such a great response to these videos when we launched the longevity series last year that we are continuing the series throughout 2023,” said Mark Driscoll, Boca Grande Health Clinic CEO.

In the fourth episode of the series, we hear from Jane Fletcher Geniesse, one of the Island’s octogenarians (those in their 80s). Watch Jane’s secrets to longevity, Episode 4.

Staying active – body and mind – may not be the “best kept secret” to longevity, but it certainly works for Jane Fletcher Geniesse, 87, former reporter with the New York Times and author of two biographies and a novel.

A friend of Jane’s once told her that life can be like walking through a minefield, but Jane disagrees and instead intends to keep living life to its fullest. “A sedentary life is not a healthy life” is a mantra she takes seriously.

Jane surrounds herself with the love of her children and grandchildren. She credits her positive outlook in part to the wisdom she has acquired from her vast life experiences and to always being curious. When she’s not traveling the globe, Jane finds adventure at home visiting with friends, swimming and walking with her best companion, her dog Linus.

Secrets to Longevity are short videos with Islanders telling their stories of living long, healthy and happy lives. You can see the series here: Secrets to Longevity.

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