Elizabeth Mekkelsen is a founder of the Boulder Bird Club. She holds the record for taking the greatest number of senior classes at CU-Boulder, where she’s studied everything from history to art to music. She’s also had many birthdays in her life — in February, she turned 104. Elizabeth lives independently at Golden West in Boulder. She just got hearing aids last month. She still does walking. She sees her doctor maybe once a year.
KGNU’s Shelley Schlender talked with Elizabeth and Elizabeth’s friend, Ruth Carol Cushman, about what it’s like to be living a long and happy life.