106-year-old Chemainus woman sets a new bar for seniors

106-year-old Chemainus woman sets a new bar for seniors
WatchAn extraordinary Chemainus woman is raising the bar for what people expect in old age. As Skye Ryan reports, at 106, Dorothy Adair still lives on her own, cooks, and travels regularly and says she's as happy as she could be this Valentine's Day.  

Dorothy Adair is living her best life at 106 and is inspiring others to get the most out of their golden years.

“You are an inspiration to me,” said friend Elizabeth Aubrey.

On Valentine’s Day, friends at her Chemainus 55 plus club celebrated how much she means to them.

“I think she’s absolutely wonderful,” said friend Gail Reed.

“She has a better brain than I do. I love her to pieces.”

“She’s the model that we want to keep right” said friend Linda Olund.

“I’m in love with Dorothy actually,” said Keith Falconer.

“She’s my sweetheart.”

“And he’s my sweetheart too,” said Adair in response.

“My husband was tall and slim like him.”

Adair is still flirting at 106 and isn’t apologizing for it.

“I couldn’t be happier,” said Adair.

“That’s the best place I could be.”

Adair’s great-nephew Brody Chisholm said she is an inspiration to her family as well.

“One hundred and six. I can’t believe it,” said Chisholm.

“She’ll make it to 107, 8,9, 10 I’ll tell you.”

Adair still lives on her own, cooks and loves to travel. She has made great new friends since moving to Chemainus two years ago. She picked up and left her life in Ontario behind at 104 for the milder weather and a nephew here.

“When people ask me what accounts for my age I think it is because of the wonderful life I had,” said Adair.

She’s lost her beloved husband and having outlived her lifelong friends, she decided to try a new chapter. It’s one that’s brought her new friends and a new lease on life.

“They mean a tremendous lot,” said Adair.

“They’ve made my life here to be so welcomed,” she said.

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