Oldest living American, turns 114

 

Alelia Murphy, the oldest living American, turned 114 on Saturday.

The supercentenarian — a title reserved for people who are 110 years old or older — was feted at the Harlem State Office Building in New York.

Murphy’s age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps track of the oldest humans on the planet.

Murphy never drank alcohol, eats well, communicates well and still has an excellent blood pressure and heart rate, Natalie Mhlambiso, her visiting nurse, told the New York Post. But she does have her vices.

“She likes things that are sweet. She tells you she wants something like soda, ice cream, chocolate,” Mhlambiso told the outlet. “She is still feisty. She will let you know when she wants to be left alone.”

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