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107-Year-Old Woman Reveals The Secret To A Long Life: 'I Never Got Married'

A woman who recently turned 107 has revealed what she believes to be the secret to her impressively long life, and it all has to do with staying single, CBS reported.

Louise Signore from the Bronx, New York, shared her tried and true means of reaching such a ripe old age while celebrating her milestone birthday with 100 of her closest friends.

Louise, whose family immigrated to America from Italy, was born in Harlem in 1912.

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She moved to the Bronx when she was 14 and has lived there ever since.

She attributed some of her longevity to her Italian diet, saying, "Italian food is very good for you. I was brought up with very good food. No soda, no cake."

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As it turns out, living long lives actually runs in Louise's family.

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She revealed that her sister, who wasn't able to attend her birthday party, is 102-years-old. Their mother lived to be 97.

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To celebrate Louise's 107th birthday, her family and friends threw her a party at the JASA Bartow Senior Center in Coop City.

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On Wednesday, the guest of honor wore a pretty pink dress, danced with her more than 100 guests, and blew out the candles on her cake, though she admitted she doesn't necessarily understand what all the fuss is about.

"I said I've had enough parties," Louise said.

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In her golden years, Louise hasn't slowed down and enjoys dancing daily and playing bocce ball with her friends.

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The 107-year-old also lives alone, something which she admitted she believes has been key to living a long, stress-free life.

"I think the secret of 107: I never got married," she told CBS. "I think that's the secret. My sister says, 'I wish I never got married.'"

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That's not to say that Louise hasn't faced her fair share of adversity, even in her older years.

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Although she only takes a pill for high blood pressure, she's legally blind, recently overcame a serious bout of pneumonia, and at the age of 103, she survived an assault and robbery that took place inside her own apartment building.

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Louise's friend, Deborah Whitaker, remarked on the woman's ability to age so gracefully and be so independent.

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"She's got no walking cane, no wheelchair," Whitaker said. "She does all her shopping. She's awesome."

Aisha Parillon, JASA's senior director of senior services also said she believes part of Louise's longevity has to do with the people she surrounds herself with:

"I think that her connection with her neighbors in the community and also her friends here at the senior center help to keep her going."

h/t: CBS, ABC7NY

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