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Dot Brown (pictured with great-grandchildren Clara, Blake and Becca) celebrated her 96th birthday recently with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She says spending time with her family brings her joy.

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On most evenings, 96-year-old Dorothy “Dot” Brown can be found playing Scrabble or a game of bridge. A retired nurse who relocated to Virginia from Pennsylvania 11 years ago, Brown makes it a point to walk at least one mile each day and takes two Zumba or low-impact aerobics classes each week.

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