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This 100-year-old’s secret to long life is avoiding strange men

"Avoid talking to strange men and you’ll be just fine."

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Olive Westerman on her 100th birthday. (Deeswater Grange Care Home via SWNS)

By Lydia Patrick via SWNS

A 100-year-old woman said the secret to a long and happy life is "not speaking to strange men."

Olive Westerman travelled the world with husband Sam, a writer and travel clerk, and lived in Singapore for three years.

She worked as a nursery nurse and said being around children has also kept her young at heart.

She celebrated her landmark birthday with an afternoon tea with fellow nursing home residents.

Staff carried on the tradition her late husband Sam started by gifting her a bottle of Estee Lauder perfume for the big day.

Olive from South Kirby, West Yorkshire, England said: "Avoid talking to strange men and you’ll be just fine.

"I think that the best advice I could give is simply to be happy and content to be alive, and to make the most of what you have.

"Over the years I have spent a lot of time working with children, and this will certainly help to keep you young at heart!

Olive Westerman. (Deeswater Grange Care Home via SWNS)

"I actually can’t believe I’m now 100, but it feels amazing.

"I was absolutely thrilled to receive a card from King Charles and Camilla."

Olive turned 100 on January 16, 2022 at Deewater Grange residential home in Chester and enjoyed a high tea at Inglewood Manor.

The centenarian is well known at the home for her sense of humor and love of traveling.

She said: "I have spent some time living overseas and my favorite place to live was Singapore - I loved it there.

"It was such an interesting and exciting place to be, and so different from England."

Olive added: "Me and my husband met at the local church we used to attend every Sunday.

"We got chatting one day after mass and we hit it off immediately.

"What I loved about him most was his kind and gentle nature, and the fact he was always trying to help others."

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