Centenarians have always aroused curiosity and this has led to numerous studies trying to understand the secret for living longer. Specifically, the Longevity Project led by Friedman and Martin studied its subjects from when they were very young and throughout the rest of their lives. Some of them lived for long, others did not. What were the most relevant differences? In short: genetics and a healthy lifestyle are important, but even more important are relationships, and more specifically those that make us engage in activities that have a significant meaning to us, and make us feel part of the community in which we live. Kaumatua wishes to increase the possibility for everybody, young or not, to create and foster these relationships.