She's never had a major surgery so far and singlehood might have something to do with her long life. "I’m 107 and I just take a high blood pressure pill, that’s all.”
Nothing in this world can guarantee that you'll live to be over a hundred years old. But could there be some connection between singlehood and long life? Taking this vibrant woman's life as an example, there might be!
Louise Signore just turned 107 years old and had a party with over a 100 people celebrating with her at the Bartow Community Center in Bronx, according to CBS New York. Born all the way back in 1912, she has lived through an entire century and has no plans of backing down anytime soon.
Signore doesn't consider her 107th birthday a big deal which is apparent from her humorous quip when she heard her milestone had warranted a party, “I said I’ve had enough parties." Her wonderful attitude and adventurous spirit has helped her make a lot of friends, many of whom are decades younger than her.
When she was asked about the big secret to her long life is, Louise Signore had absolutely no hesitation in saying, "I think the secret of 107: I never got married. I think that's the secret."
She had heard it 106 times before, today made 107! #Happy #Birthday Ms. Louise 😘 Tonight at 6, we talk high heels, marriage and well, you’ll see 😜 @abc7ny #abc7ny #bronx #party #celebrate #shedidit #dance #song #cake #music pic.twitter.com/9P5brOwM1f— Kemberly Richardson (@kemrichardson7) July 31, 2019
She may have turned 107, but Louise is still so young at heart. She isn't someone who would pass up on a chance to dance, play bingo, or indulge in Italian food, even at this age. She takes pride in her Italian heritage, but she loves Bronx, which has been her home ever since she was a child.
Her love for dancing began in the yesteryears of her life where it was an everyday thing, along with playing bocce. For a significant part of her life, she lived alone and seems to have thoroughly enjoyed it, saying that it was the reason why she barely dealt with stress.
“If they have exercise, I do the exercise. If they have dancing, I dance. I still a do a little dancing. After my lunch, I will play bingo, so I had a full day,” Louise said.
Looking at her live it up and enjoying a healthy life well past 100, her sister seems to share Louise' sentiment about singlehood. "My sister says, 'I wish I never got married,'" the 107-year-old states.
God bless this amazing woman who is 107 years old today! Big party with her friends and family in the Bronx. Lots of keys to living so long — including eating Italian food, dancing, and she emphasized never getting married 😂💕 pic.twitter.com/YJUD9iD5s2— Jessica Layton (@JLaytonTV) July 31, 2019
Spending time with loved ones and her healthy diet might also have something to do with her long life. “Italian food is very good for you,” she said, according to Independent. “I was brought up with very good food. No soda, no cake.” But special occasions, like her 107th birthday, are exceptions.
The grey in her hair is sometimes deceiving of just how independent she still is. “She’s got no walking cane, no wheelchair. She does all her shopping. She’s awesome,” said Louise's friend Deborah Whitaker.
Having close relationships in her life has also down its magic. “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,” said Aisha Parillon, JASA’s senior director of senior services. At the senior center, Louise enjoys a glass of red wine every now and then.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOUISE! New York City resident Louise Jean Signore celebrated her 107th birthday surrounded by over one hundred friends and family members. She says the secret to her longevity is “not getting married.” pic.twitter.com/HCkFqOgtwb— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) August 1, 2019
Louise isn't the only one in her family to have lived a long life. Her mother lived till the age of 97 while her sister is currently 102 years old. Emotionally and physically in great shape, she doesn't even take any serious medication. "I’m 107 and I just take a high blood pressure pill, that’s all,” Louise said.
Not once in her life has she had a major surgery and only once did she break a bone over 107 years. Swimming at the Orchard Beach when she was in her 90s was among the many things she's done in over a century of her life so far, according to ABC7.
Among the many things that she's experienced, being mugged at the age of 103 was one of them. Although it was traumatic to be pinned down to the ground and to have money, food, a magnifying glass, and a pack of bingo cards stolen from her, she didn't let it stop her from continuing her golden years of aging.
While she did spend her entire life never getting married, she did fall in love once, but with a man who died during World War II, according to New York Post. Last year, she said, “I’m single. I think that’s one of my secrets."