Joe Binder, who turns 107 Saturday, is an elder statesman even among the city’s 360 men and 1,700 women who are centenarians, and he has some sound advice, much of it backed by science.
Stay active, Binder says. He jokes about how the other old men from his neighborhood would spend their days sitting around outside. Stay social, Binder also advises — and never carry a grudge. HE SAID QUOTE: “I got hurt a lot and I turned the other cheek and that’s what keeps me going,”
Binder admits smoking from age 13 to 45, but he benefits from good genes, says his niece, Linda Galasso-Ward, 64.
As for Binder’s final advice — to drink red wine every day — Phillips reasons, “He’s 107. So whatever he’s doing, he’s doing right.”