Francisco Nunez, 112
He is from Bienvenida, Badajoz, southern Spain.
Nunez lives with his daughter. He says he doesn’t
like the pensioners’ (领养老金的人) daycare center
because it’s full of old people, whose negative
attitude towards life affects him deeply sometimes.
Despite his old age. he has always maintained (保持)
a youthful outlook, and that is what has kept him going on.
Pedro Rodriguez, 106
He lives in Cangas de Onis, Asturias, northern Spain.
Rodriguez plays the piano every day in the living room of
the flat where he lives with his wife who is nearly 20 years
younger than him. Their daughters visit them often. His
hobby is something that he feels has kept him young.
“The nuns (修女) taught me how to play the piano as a
child,” he says.
Maximino San Miguel, 102
He lives in Leon, northern Spain. San Miguel discovered
his passion (酷爱) for amateur dramatics at the age of 80
and has participated in many local productions. He didn’t go
to school as a child because he was sent to work as a
shepherd (牧羊人). He prefers reading books about drawing
and travelling. Now this hobby, he said, has kept him full of
Pilar Fernandez, 101
She lives with her daughter Pili, granddaughters Flori
and Ana in Ambas, Asturias, northern Spain. Fernandez
suffered hunger and hardship during the war years
alongside her nine brothers and sisters. To avoid history
repeating itself, she limited herself to just one child.
“From pure fear, I didn’t have anymore,” says Fernandez.
One of the best things for her health, she says, is tending
livestock (家畜) and a vegetable garden.