There’s no slowing down for 107-year-old Sarasota resident Joe Newman.
“To be 107 means you keep breathing day after day,” said Newman.
Newman, who was born in 1913, still lives a full life by running a discussion group at his senior living facility, keeping up with his 99-year-old fiancée and, on occasion, taking his red Mercedes 320 hardtop coupe out for a spin.
The Sarasota senior who has become well known for his set of wheels purchased the vehicle from his podiatrist.
Newman tells 8 On Your Side while it may come as a surprise, he has reservations about elderly drivers and believes the state of Florida should test seniors before renewing their license.
When Newman was 101 years old, he ran for Congress in Sarasota. The Notre Dame grad now spends his time keeping up with current events, especially politics.
“Just getting out of bed in the morning and figuring out something to do that is worth doing the next day and that is it.”
This guy is my hero!
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