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New York's oldest resident turns 114

Saturday, July 13, 2013

New York's most senior resident, who is also the world's third oldest person, celebrated turning 114 at a Brooklyn senior center.

The New York Times reportsthat Susannah Mushatt Jones, who had a birthday party Friday, only takes one blood pressure medication and a daily vitamin.

She celebrated her birthday surrounded by friends and family, including an 81-year-old niece and a 69-year-old grandson. </p<

Jones was determined to be the world's third oldest person by the Gerontology Research Group, an organization of physicians, scientists and engineers who validate supercentenarians, people 110 or older.

Jones was born July 6, 1899, in Lowndes County, Alabama. She moved to New York in 1923. Last month the world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, died in Brooklyn at age 113.

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