Ivy turns 100, praises faith and healthy eating for long life

“The secret to my longevity is to maintain a healthy diet for my physical well-being, my good spirit and my relationship with God for my spiritual happiness.”

This is the sentiment expressed by Ivy Nasib who celebrated her 100th birthday on February 18.

While talking about her spiritual life, Ivy said she believes in several religions.

“I love praying the Rosary, I have a special devotion to Lord Shiva and I love chanting mantras,” she said.

Ivy, who was born in Longdenville, Trinidad, said her first job was as a shopkeeper working in her father’s Chinese shop. There she met her husband Mano Nasib.

“Mano Nasib was a frequent customer of my father’s shop. We got married in 1941 in the Anglican Church.

Ivy said the world has changed dramatically over the past 100 years.

However, the most valuable lessons she says she learned were to live honestly and selflessly.

Plus, she says she spends a lot of time doing the things she loves.

“I spend my days eating, exercising, praying and reading the daily newspapers to keep up to date.”

When asked what she was most proud of, Ivy said she was grateful to her family, including her 14 children, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. -child.

Crystal Felix, Inspector II of the Division of Aging, visited Ivy as part of the Department’s National Centennial Program and presented her with her Certificate of Achievement and Honor, a basket and a personalized birthday cake sponsored by the Kiss Baking Company.

To register for the program, go to www.social.gov.tt, complete the online form or print a downloadable one to complete.

Completed forms should be dropped off at the nearest social welfare office or emailed to the Division of Aging at [email protected]

For more information, call 623-, I2608 ext 2002 to 2009 or 800-OPIC (6742).

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