When her husband died a few years ago, she became depressed. She knew she had to stay active and social, so she moved closer to family in Northwest Arkansas. Instead of being scared of change, she viewed the move as an opportunity.
"I began to expand my life," she said.
Since her move, Mary hasn't slowed down at all.
"I decided to try everything and see what I like best," she said.
Mary line dances, goes out with friends, and loves photography. She swears the key to her staying happy and healthy is to keep moving, but also to have a positive outlook.
"Attitude is the most important thing, no matter what you do," she said.
"How well you transplant is how you close the other chapter, and look at this as a positive adventure," said Dr. Larry Wright of the Schmieding Center.
Mary does just that - in a few months she will be 93, but has no intention of slowing down.
"I think life is an adventure," she said. "It's a new journey."
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