108-year-old reveals her secret to a long life is champagne and chocolate

Must See 30/10/2019

This week marked a very special milestone for the UK's Dorothy Flowers - she celebrated her 108th year on Earth.

The woman receieved hundreds of birthday cards from all over the world after her retirement village shared her upcoming birthday on their Facebook page.

Dorothy's Resident Experience Manager Helene Ballinger says that their oldest inhabitant can credit her longevity to the drink. She told Metro:

"Dorothy loves company, so she'll sit with us at the reception desk each day. Her real secret for longevity though has to be champagne. It's the only thing we ever see her finish a glass of. Needless to say, we've been toasting her birthday."

"While she struggles to speak nowadays, the smile on her face said it all. It was a wonderful surprise and has helped make her day so special."

"She’s always been happiest when surrounded by others, and the cards have made her feel very loved."

Dorothy said:

I'm lucky to have made many happy memories during my life and—even at 108—I'm still making more.