LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Jens Peter Westergaard of Denmark at age 109. He was born in Odense, Southern Denmark, Denmark on 26 April 1914. Westergaard is currently the oldest living man in the country. Westergaard is also currently the third-oldest living person in Denmark, behind Karen Rigmor Moritz and Kirsten Schwalbe. He was a brother, a husband, and a father.

As a child (left), with his two younger siblings. (Photo credit: Kristian Isaksen/Fyens Stiftstidende)
As a child (left), with his two younger siblings.
(Photo credit: Kristian Isaksen/Fyens Stiftstidende)

Westergaard started his career in the accounting department of Politiken in Copenhagen. He later became the public transportation manager in his city and oversaw the switch from trams to buses in Odense. He played a key role in the decision to stop tram service in the city. Westergaard was featured in local newspapers on July 1, 1952, the day the tram service ended. He had planned to retire at 67, but he stayed on until he was 70 because there was no one to replace him.

In 2020, he moved from Odense to Fredericia.

For more information, please view Westergaard’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Karen Rigmor Moritz at 110 years old. She is a Danish supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person in the country.

Karen Rigmor Moritz was born on 15 August 1913 in Aalborg, North Jutland Region, Denmark.

At some point in her life, she married Sven Moritz and had three children. The couple represented Aalborg at many official events due to her husband being a lawyer, public prosecutor, and former police chief.

As a young woman. (Source: Facebook)
As a young woman.
(Source: Facebook)

When she was 100 years old, Karen chose a vegan-based diet, but the care home changed her back to a meat-based one. This is so that she could have more protein to maintain a healthy weight.

Karen Rigmor Moritz became the oldest living person in Denmark after Else Rehling passed away on 22 January 2022. She is currently residing at the municipality of Aalborg who recently celebrated her 110th birthday by giving away free cakes to all nursing homes residents in the area.

For more information, please view Karen Rigmor Moritz’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is delighted to share that Karent Rigmor Moritz, Denmark’s oldest living person, turned 110 years old, on 15 August 2023.

The celebration was highlighted by the municipality’s effort to give off layered cake for all nursing homes. Karen Moritz always wanted to share what she has with others and so they are giving back by celebrating her birthday in hundreds of nursing homes simultaneously. Aalborg Municipality upgraded the normal cake to a birthday layer cake for all residents of nursing homes in the area.

Born on 15 August 1913, she has witnessed two world wars and two pandemics while now holding the prestigious title of being the oldest citizen in Denmark.

Karen Moritz at 110 and her birthday cakes for everyone
Karen Moritz at 110 and her birthday cakes for everyone

At some point in her life, she married Sven Moritz and had three children with him. The couple represented Aalborg at many official events due to her husband being a lawyer, public prosecutor, and former police chief.

When she was 100 years old, Karen chose a vegan-based diet, but the care home changed her back to a meat-based one so that she could have more protein to maintain a healthy weight.

Karen Moritz always believed that all people are worth something and so she became a mouthpiece for the vulnerable with her enormous humanitarian work. This is exactly why Aalborg Municipality channeled Karen’s spirit by providing a birthday cake for everyone on the account of her 110th birthday.