WELLESLEY (CBS) – Herlda Senhouse is a woman in demand on February 28th. It's her birthday and this year, she turns 111 years old. To celebrate, the Town of Wellesley organized a small party in the lobby of Herlda's apartment building (she lives largely independently) with friends and town officials. After reading a proclamation in her honor, Wellesley Select Board Chair Thomas Ulfelder handed Herlda a bouquet of flowers and thanked her for the chance to celebrate her day. "It's really an extraordinary honor," he told her. READ MORE: Young Medford Woman Seriously Injured In Hit And Run Crash Behind her mask, Herlda was beaming. The secret to her longevity? "I don't smoke or drink. And I don't drink those fizzy waters … no soda. I seldom eat fast food. Other than that," she told WBZ's Lisa Hughes, "That's it." But another defining aspect of Herlda's well-lived life are her friendships. She says she met most of her friends in church or at the hairdresser. She met Margaret Robinson, one of her dearest friends, more than 60 years ago. Margaret calls at least once a day. Every two weeks, they get their hair styled and have their nails done. During… Read full this story
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