“Be happy and surround yourself with people." -Lonnie Capps
Lonnie Capps attributes her longevity to her genes and lifestyle. “I try to always be happy," Lonnie says. "You need to focus on the positive things in your life and not your
aches and pains as you age.” Lonnie loves to be around people, exercise and eat.
Movement has always been important to Lonnie. Even as a bank teller, she recalls being conscientious about not sitting down too much. She recognizes that trying something new can be hard at first. “Push yourself to try new things and just do it,” she says. Lonnie originally did not sign up for the balance class taught by The Sacramento Ballet because it was outside of her comfort zone. But after talking with her peers about the class she decided to give it a try.
She does not regret the decision. “I am stronger today than when I started. Simple tasks like opening a water bottle are easier now,” Lonnie says. She notices that she has more energy, improved strength and sleeps more soundly at night.
Lonnie's definition of a life well lived is not dwelling on the past and living in the moment. She brings her positive mindset to all the new things she tries and will continue
finding a reason to smile.