Re: [GRG] Fanny Godin has died

Any reports about her cause of death or events leading to her death?
On 14-09-08 01:48 PM, Sven Bulterijs

Article from Dutch
newspaper below. It mentions that she was in good health
last may when she celebrated her 112th birthday. Back then
she still walked around with her cane. 

Oudste Belg overleden op
112-jarige leeftijd 

Foto: DLL

Godin, de oudste Belg en zelfs oudste bewoner van de
Benelux, is zondagavond op 112-jarige leeftijd overleden.
Dat wordt maandag bevestigd door het rusthuis waar ze

Godin stond op de achtste plaats van de oudste inwoners van
Europa en op 39ste plaats in de hele wereld. Ze was met haar
112 jaar wel de oudste inwoner van de Benelux en verbleef in
het woonzorgcentrum Onze Lieve Vrouw van Lourdes in

In mei
vierde het kranige oudje nog haar verjaardag. ‘Fanny geniet
nog elke dag met volle teugen van het leven’, zeiden haar
verzorgers nog op haar verjaardag in mei. ‘Ze houdt van
klassieke muziek, literatuur en de natuur. Ze is in
uitstekende gezondheid, stapt met behulp van een wandelstok
en kan nog vrij goed vertellen over vroeger en nu. Ze neemt
elke week deel aan de blijf-fit activiteit’, klonk het toen.

Godin werd geboren op 27 mei 1902 in Hoei (Luik), maar
woonde bijna haar hele leven in Brussel. Sinds geruime tijd
verbleef ze in het woonzorgcentrum in Zoutleeuw.

De Guchtenaere is nieuwe ‘Oudste Belg’

titel van ‘Oudste Belg’ gaat nu naar Anna De Guchtenaere, die
in april dit jaar haar 110e verjaardag vierde. Anna kreeg toen
zelfs een groot feest van de Stad Gent. ‘De kaap van 110 is
zeldzaam. Er bestaat zelfs een aparte term voor. Anna is nu
een supereeuweling.’ speechte schepen van Burgerzaken en
Protocol Sofie Bracke op haar verjaardagsfeestje. De vrouw mag
zich al zeven jaar op rij ‘Oudste Gentenaar’ noemen, en is
sinds 26 augustus ook de Oudste Gentenaar ooit. Nu mag Anna
daar dus een nieuwe titel aan toevoegen.



About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
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