She’s 105 years old, but still young at heart

THEN AND NOW—Ida Cohn of Westlake Village shares a photo of herself at 17 years old, taken in 1922.

After the celebration of her 105th birthday, Ida Cohn proudly declared that she retains her independence.

The Westlake Village resident offered no special secrets for her enduring stamina.

“I just lived an ordinary life,” Cohn said.

Born on Nov. 5, 1905, Cohn grew up in Minneapolis. She was the third of seven children of Jewish Romanian parents who immigrated to the U.S. ...

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