Re: [GRG] Fanny Godin has died

On Mon, 8 Sep 2014, Bart Versieck wrote:

> Her health deteriorated rather rapidly the final week of her life, and she
> had been close to death since Friday evening apparently, dying exactly two
> days later, i.e. yesterday evening, my dear beloved colleagues.

I had heard that she was in quite good health last month…but it seems
any supercentenarian can die with little notice.

Of course they are not the only people susceptible to rapid declines in
health,Jim Henson’s “galloping pneumonia” comes to mind,as does this past
weekend’s death of the Catholic Bishop of San Diego after less than a year
in office.

> Op 8 september 2014 20:46 schreef Paul Wakfer
> Any reports about her cause of death or events leading to her death?
> >
> > –Paul
> >
> > On 14-09-08 01:48 PM, Sven Bulterijs wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >
> > [image: Oudste Belg overleden op 112-jarige leeftijd]Foto: DLL
> > Fanny 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 verbleef.
> >
> > Fanny 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 Zoutleeuw.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Fanny 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.
> >
> > *Anna De Guchtenaere is nieuwe ‘Oudste Belg’*
> > De 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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