A special grandmother is lending 100 years of wisdom to strangers on New York City’s Upper West Side. Wilkinson hosts Facebook Live chats and has an Instagram account.
She shares words of wisdom for free.
Her makeshift office attracts a steady stream of New Yorkers according to CBS New York, anxiously awaiting a chat with the woman who has 10 decades of life experience.
CBS New York reports that inside the cardboard cut-out, you’ll find a laptop with 100-year-old grandmother Eileen Wilkinson waiting to chat.
She may live clear across the country in Washington state, but thanks to her grandson, Mike Matthews — who is an adjunct social media professor at New York University – she’s now sharing words of wisdom for free.
“You can be anything you want,” Wilkinson said. “Don’t complain about anything. You do something about it.”
Over the past three months, hundreds of people have stopped by, chatting with Wilkinson like they were old friends.
Wilkinson spent most of her life as a homemaker and mother. She says truly listening gives her advice-giving ability a personal touch. And she’s honest.
She will turn 101 years old in January, and says her secret to longevity is living a good, clean life.