Kay Anderson is the owner and co-founder of Longevity Health Center. As Dr. Seneca Anderson’s wife, Kay has worked alongside him for 40 years to help create a place of healing and fulfill a lifelong calling. Kay is one of the first contacts for new patients. She explains the different testing and schedules treatment. During the initial call, she listens and expresses her genuine concern for the health and well-being of potential patients. Her grace continues for each person as they go through their detox protocols and begin recovery. She is a smiling face to everyone who comes in to the office and she keeps Dr. Anderson in line and on schedule.
Kay is empathetic to Longevity patients because she also suffered from severe health problems as a young adult. At the age of 27, Kay was bitten by a tick and developed what is now known as Lyme disease. This sickness was never diagnosed as it predated the naming of Lyme disease in Medical terminology. Doctors told her there was no cure. She suffered from rheumatoid arthritis in her arms and legs, a failing liver and jaundice.
Kay sought healing through natural medicine at the Massachusetts Macrobiotic study house. For six months she followed a very strict all natural, whole foods diet and experienced a miraculous recovery. Her youth returned and a newfound passion formed. From this experience, Kay and Seneca decided to dedicate their lives to natural healing.
When Dr. Anderson began his education to become a licensed acupuncturist, Kay continued learning and teaching holistic healing. They began practicing naturopathic medicine at the East-West Center in Buckhead in 1978. They taught Macrobiotic cooking classes, the principles of natural healing and offered acupuncture and massage therapy. Longevity Health Center became a place of hope and healing, expanding services and welcoming new patients. In 1990, Longevity made Roswell, GA., its home. All the while Kay has been working behind the scenes as an advocate for recovery.
“I’m convinced recovery is possible no matter what age you are,” said Kay. “I don’t think people should identify with their disease, either cancer or lyme. God gave us the ability of our bodies to heal and the ability to eliminate things in our lives that are hindering our healing. It is so important to trust the natural process and trust that God is good.”
Kay just celebrated her 75th birthday. She has eight children, 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Kay and Dr. Anderson live in Roswell, but spend long weekends at their farm in North Carolina.