Signore has been a resident of the Bronx since she was 14-years-old and to this day still does all of her shopping, has no cane or wheelchair and only takes blood pressure tablets, a friend told CBS.

Proud of her Italian heritage she believes good home food and lots of fruit and vegetables without soda or cake all played a part in her longevity. But above of all all else, Signore who lives alone believes one other key factor has reduced the stress in her life massively and kept her alive.

‘I think the secret of 107: I never got married. I think that’s the secret,’ Signore told CBS. ‘My sister says ‘I wish I never got married.’