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100-Year-Old Buffalo Woman Still Hard at Work and Not Considering Retirement

Jigsaw puzzle put together by an eldery womanMany people work for 40 years and then enjoy a retirement filled with hobbies like gardening, reading, doing volunteer work and playing with grandchildren. Yet one Buffalo woman, who could’ve retired 40 years ago, says that retirement is not an option because there is still work to be done.

According to, 100-year-old Felimina Rotundo still works six days a week for 11 hours a day at the College Laundry Shoppe on Main St. in Buffalo. She works simply because she feels as if she still can, and has some choice words for those who retire before they truly need to.

“Too many old people are retiring too young,” Rotundo said. “I don’t think people should be sitting idle doing nothing. That’s a waste of time.”

Rotundo has a different perspective on hard work than the average person. Born in 1915, her first job was at a shoe factory in Pennsylvania in the midst of the Great Depression.

She moved to Buffalo about 40 years ago, when most people her age would’ve called it quits on their career. Instead, she continued to work, earning a paltry $0.25 per wash throughout the 1970s.

Experts say that the happiest purchase inderal online retirees engage in three to four activities regularly, while the least happy only do one or two things per day. Rotundo certainly engages in her fair share of daily activities, and her son Gary says that she still handles all the operations at the laundromat.

“She’s always enjoyed working, especially talking to new people and meeting new customers,” Gary Rotundo said. “She attributes her longevity to her hardworking nature. She says it gives her a purpose, a reason to always wake up in the morning and a reason to always hustle.”

Felimina’s story isn’t the only tale of remarkable seniors to make news recently. According to Tech Insider, 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones is currently the oldest person on the planet. What’s her secret, you ask? Jones says she eats bacon every single morning, and credits it for her remarkable longevity.

Based on the stories of these two incredible women, young people everywhere should be putting in long days on the job — after eating a hearty breakfast, that is. Apparently, somewhere in these activities lies the secret to a long and healthy life.