Poker legend Doyle Brunson performed a number of the largest money video games on the earth effectively in his late-80s earlier than passing away earlier this yr at age 89. Later in life, the 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner mentioned his time on the desk saved his thoughts sharp and that extra folks his age ought to play.
Shirley Bernstein agrees. The 100-year-old great-grandmother from Boynton Beach, Florida, not solely is a daily inventory dealer, but in addition likes to gamble and performs poker about 3 times every week.
The centenarian has been a card player for many years and advised Today.com that she performs “with some guys she met at the place she lives.”
Secrets To A Long Life
Beyond taking part in poker, Bernstein watches her portfolio every day and has been energetic within the inventory marketplace for 5 a long time. She does some day buying and selling as effectively and researches corporations and potential inventory targets.
“That’s what keeps me going,” Bernstein advised Today. “I watch the market every day. I don’t always trade, but it’s a very important part of my day … it has made my life very interesting.”
The great-grandmother, initially from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, provides just a few suggestions for residing an extended life. She by no means smoked and solely drinks alcohol often. Perhaps surprisingly, Bernstein has by no means exercised a lot. Like Brunson, a little bit of poker additionally retains her thoughts energetic.
Friends say the 100-year-old poker participant has an amazing humorousness. Finding a job she loves might have helped as effectively. Retirement didn’t come till into her 70s and she or he was married for 45 years.
“I spent most of my life as a working lady in addition to being married and a mother,” she added.
Another key to longevity could be some good genetics. Bernstein’s mother and father made it to their 90s and one in every of her grandfathers lived to be 104.