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115-year-old Spain woman certified as oldest person living

Written by on January 23, 2023

World's oldest living person confirmed as US-born Spanish woman | Guinness  World Records

Guinness World Records said a woman in Spain is now the oldest person living at age 115.

The record-keeping organization said María Branyas Morera, who lives in Catalonia, Spain, was verified Thursday as being 115 years and 321 days old.

Morera became the oldest person living and oldest woman living following the death of French nun Lucile Randon, aka Sister Andre, at age 118 on Tuesday.

Morera was born in San Francisco on March 4, 1907, and moved to Spain with her family at age 8.

Morera, who has lived at the Residència Santa María del Tura nursing home for the past 22 years, remains in good health, representatives at the facility said in a statement to Guinness World Records.

The super-centenarian has a Twitter account she keeps updated with help from her daughter. Her Twitter bio describes her as “old, very old, but not an idiot.”

Morera said in a Twitter post that her longevity can be partially attributed “order, tranquility, good connection with family and friends, contact with nature, emotional stability, no worries, no regrets, lots of positivity and staying away from toxic people.

Source: UPI News

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