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Living To 100 and Beyond

We recently learned of Besse Cooper, the oldest person to ever live, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Besse turned 116 years old during August 2012.

Besse was born the year that Utah became admitted as a state (the 45th state), and the year the first Olympics were held.It’s astonishing to realize the advances that took place in her life time. When she was a child, it was very different from today. Actually, in her early teens, the first zipper was used in clothing.

What we found rather amazing about Besse (beyond the fact that she’s lived to be 116), is her secret to longevity. Besse stated, “I mind my own business, and I don’t eat junk food.”

There has been research done on Centenarians (people that live to be over 100 years old), and the results showed that there are six factors that Centenarians have in common, they:

  • tend to focus on the positives (complain less)
  • continue learning and challenging their mind
  • love life (very optimistic)
  • are more satisfied with their financials
  • live life to the fullest
  • have healthy habits (less salt/sugar, more exercise and good oral hygiene).

There is much we can learn from Besse and the research that has shown the common factors of Centenarians. How do you plan on applying these common factors? How will you live life to the fullest?

We’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you want to live to be 100? Why/Why not? If so, what are your plans to do today, tomorrow and the rest of your life to live to be 100?

Live Well. Leave Well.

We are proud to announce our adoption of a new theme, “Live Well. Leave Well.”, and we’d like to share more information regarding it.

Denver families are living life well—and our goal is to remind them to plan ahead so they can also leave well. Not only does planning ahead make things easier for the people you love, but it also gives you peace of mind. At Horan & McConaty, we value our reputation and go the extra mile to help families celebrate a life lived well. We think our new ‘Live Well. Leave Well.’ campaign is the perfect fit for our community.

“For more than 100 years, my family has helped other families with the most difficult goodbye of all—saying goodbye to someone they love,” says John Horan.

The Horan & McConaty staff is specially selected and trained to help families and their loved ones through these painful final farewells. When you and your loved ones are facing some of the most difficult times of your lives, don’t settle for anything less than the best.

There are billboards, television spots and radio ads being featured across Denver supporting our approach and new theme. We’d love to hear your thoughts on them.

Here are some of the radio spots:

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Live Well. Leave Well. Radio Spot 1
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