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Norway’s Oldest Living Person Turns 109

On his 108th birthday. (Source: Hordaland Folkeblad) On his 108th birthday. (Source: Hordaland Folkeblad)

Vidar Eide, Norway’s oldest living person, turned 109 on 3 July 2023 in Vestlandet, Norway. He was born in Torvikbygd, Vestland, Norway on 3 July 1914, just a few weeks before First World War began.

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Eide worked as a dairy farmer and a shipbuilder and is the oldest member of the Norwegian Farmers’ Association. At the time of his 108th birthday in 2022, he was still active and independent and still lived in the same home he was born in. He used a mobility scooter to help him travel longer distances, but he used crutches to get around his home. He has lived in a nursing home since late 2022, following a broken arm. Eide reads newspapers daily and has recently started using a cell phone after being convinced by his granddaughter to try the newest technologies.

LongeviQuest sends our congratulations to Mr. Eide and his family. We wish you good health and happiness.


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