One of the lines of research of the R&D& project ‘Longevity, health and flows of well-being in informal care. The case of Spain in Southern Europe (CSO2014-54669-R), is the verification of Supercentenarians people (110 or more years).
In these moments Spain concentrates the international attention when having two very remarkable cases:
Ana Vela Rubio
She was born in Puente Genil (Córdoba) on 29st of October in 1901. Before her death on 15th December 2017 se was the longest person in Europe and the third of the world and the third of the world, besides being the person who lived the longest in the history of Spain. At the moment is in press a book chapter where her extensive life trajectory is analysed, from his origins to her most recent life in Barcelona:
Gómez-Redondo, R. y Domènech, R. “A LIFE CYCLE OF EXTREME SURVIVAL SPANNING THREE STAGES AND TWO CENTURIES: ANA VELA RUBIO (1901-2017)” en “Exceptional Lifespans”. Publisher is Springer; Editors Heiner Maier, Bernard Jeune and James W. Vaupel.
ANA Vela Rubio and her daughter with the demographers Rosa Gómez Redondo and Ramón Domènech.
Francisco Núñez Olivera
He was born in Bienvenida (Badajoz) on 13st of December in 1904. He is currently, possibly, the oldest man in Europe and one of the longest in the world. Marchena, as his neighbors nickname him, was a soldier in the War of the Rif. After the contest, he has returned to his native municipality, where he worked his life in the field until his retirement. Currently, he resides in his home with his daughter Antonia, who offers him, along with other relatives, all the care that a person of his age needs. From the DELHA Group, we are working on the verification of his age to be able to affirm without any doubt that he is the oldest man in Europe.