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Matilda Dorland, 105, is at Columbia Basin Care Facility recovering from hip surgery, but plans to return home to her mobile home in The Dalles where she has lived for over 40 years.

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Thriving at 105 years young

Matilda Dorland says the key to a long life is positive thinking. At 105 years old, she would know. “I don’t have any secrets, just always think positive, never be negative,” Dorland said from her bed at Columbia Basin Care Facility. “Even now with the problems I have, I’m still hoping I’ll be able to go home and maybe become a little independent, you know. I never want to think negative. That doesn’t get you anywhere.”

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