Conversations About Aging: Lavon Harris, 100

Lavon Harris recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Sickly as a child, doctors told her parents that she probably wouldn’t live to be very old. Today, she is healthy and spry and grateful for her long and happy life. You can’t reach 100 without having some significant losses. In our conversation, she talked about the joy and the sadness she has experienced. And she laughed … a lot.

Listen to my conversation with Lavon

Read a transcript instead

Transcript of my conversation with Lavon

A few pictures

Happy 100th birthday

Lavon and her late husband Garfield (Gip)

Lavon and her late husband Garfield (Gip)

Lavon Harris

Lavon as a young woman

Lavon with Sue Hoyt, a volunteer with the Maine Senior Companion Program and a dear friend. Sue was also a guest on Conversations About Aging. Listen to Sue’s story.

Who’s next?

Conversations About Aging airs every other Monday. My next conversation is with Bill Green, a familiar face on Maine television for more than 40 years. Bill produces and hosts Bill Green’s Maine, which airs on NEWS CENTER Maine.

If you have any suggestions for people I should consider interviewing or you’re aware of a helpful aging resource in your community, let me know. In addition to the podcast, I intend to blog about what various communities, organizations, and individuals are doing to provide age-friendly services, support, and connection here in Maine. The best way to get in touch is to send me an email. Thank you!

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.