In the Spotlight: Norma Sass, Age 90

Posted by: Jeanette |

October 23, 2011 |

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I recently found out that one of my long-term class members, Norma Sass, just turned 90. I announced it to everyone in class that day and, after the initial shock wore off, we all burst into applause to acknowledge her very special birthday. No one could believe that she was 90!  Norma has been attending my Goldenaires Strength and Stretch class for over 13 years, and I feel truly blessed to know her. I want to honor her on our blog this month because I feel that she deserves the recognition.

Norma Sass, youthful heart


Norma is one very special lady with a creative flare and love for life that makes her a joy to be around. The light that shines from her eyes and her heart helps everyone who connects with her feel valued and cared for. She has led a colorful and fulfilling life. I believe that her longevity and excellent health are a result of  her good lifestyle choices, such as staying involved in activities that she loves and are enriching to her mind, body and spirit. I asked her if she would consider writing a few words about herself, and a few days later she submitted the following bio.


What Norma says About Her Life

“Thank you, Jeanette for keeping us young with your healthy exercises.

My life is full of interesting activities. I am especially proud of belonging to the NDAR, the National Daughters of the American Revolution. The local chapter is “El Marinero.” My ancestors came from Rouen, France in 1767. They were the artisans called the Huguenots. They have quite an interesting history. My ancestor had 7 sons who fought in several major battles. I also belong to the Marin Watercolor Society and the Corte Madera Women’s Club.

My very best hours are spent with my husband, Andy, my children and their delightful teenage grandchildren.” ~ Norma, Saas

 I’m grateful to Norma for showing us that we can live happy, healthy lives no matter what our age.  She exemplifies ageless youthfulness. In fact, she is a bona fide YOUTHFUL HEART!
What helps you to feel young at heart? We would love to receive your comments below.


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4 Responses to “In the Spotlight: Norma Sass, Age 90”

  1. Barbara Brown says:

    I have known Norma since the mid 1970’s.She is my friend Jaime’s mother.She is a very special lady.I remember going to stay at her house and she was always busy doing something.She is an awesome painter and has many paintings in her home. She loved collecting antiques and she probably still does! I just got a letter and she said she cannot believe she is 95 years old.She said she still exercises twice a week and still drives.She is more than amazing.I love her spirit her kindness and her gentle words.Barbara Brown

    • Jeanette says:

      Hi Barbara,
      Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful comment about Norma. How lucky for you to have known Norma for so long. She is STILL attending my exercise classes even at 95! You’re right…she IS amazing! I have seen her beautiful artwork. She is a wise, loving soul and I’m blessed to know her. I wish you all the best.

  2. Maggie says:

    Norma is my hero. I’m so thrilled that you gave her this recognition. She’s a special lady.

  3. Joann says:

    I know Norma! She’s amazing for sure. Congrats to you Norma!

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