Louise Signore

  • Full name: Louise Signore
  • Lifespan: ( 31.07.1912 – present )
  • Age: 111 years
  • Birthplace: Manhattan Borough, New York City, New York, USA
  • Last residence: Bronx Borough, New York City, New York, USA
  • Application date: 03.02.2023
  • Validation date: 06.07.2023
  • Validation source: Waclaw Jan Kroczek/Oliver Trim

Biography

Louise Signore, born to Italian parents in Harlem, New York City, on July 31, 1912, embodies a life rich in resilience, independence, and a commitment to staying active and healthy.

Moving to the Bronx at the age of 12, Louise later pursued a career as an administrative assistant for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), retiring in 1977 at the age of 65. Her dedication to daily dancing and exercising continued even after retirement, a routine that she maintained well into her centenarian years.

In April 2016, after she returned from her daily dancing and exercising session at the Bartow Community Center, at 103 years old, Louise faced a harrowing incident when she was mugged in her apartment building. Her attacker knocked her to the ground and stole $35, two meals, a magnifying glass, a pack of bingo cards, and a photo of her older brother. Despite the ordeal, she demonstrated remarkable strength and resilience.

Louise attributes her longevity to a combination of factors, including never marrying, staying single throughout her life, and maintaining a diet rich in home-cooked meals, fruits, and vegetables. Her commitment to a healthy lifestyle is evident in her daily choices and routines.

Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at 108 years old in February 2021, Louise showcased her commitment to staying protected and healthy during challenging times.

Even at 109, Louise faced a fall in her bedroom, undergoing hip surgery in June 2022. Her determination to recover and maintain an active lifestyle is a testament to her unwavering spirit.

Turning 110 on July 31, 2022, Louise joined the ranks of supercentenarians, a milestone celebrated with the same vigor and zest for life that has defined her journey.

At 111 years and 140 days, Louise Signore resides in the Bronx, remaining the second-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of New York. Her story is an inspiration, reminding us all of the resilience that comes with embracing life, staying active, and fostering a positive mindset.

Validation

The case of Louise Signore was meticulously examined and verified by Wacław Jan Kroczek and Oliver Trim, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) as of July 6, 2023.

Louise Signore at age 107.

Louise Signore in her youth.

Louise Signore on her 106th birthday.

Louise Signore on her 107th birthday.

Louise Signore on her 108th birthday.

Louise Signore, aged 110.

Louise Signore, aged 110.

Louise Signore on her 111th birthday.

Photo courtesy of Co-op City Times, News12 Bronx, New York Post, and Gerontology Wiki.

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