CHICAGO (CBS) — A few thousand people, age 60 and over turned out in Millennium Park for Chicago’s Senior Fest.
The festival including a full day a fun for seniors with a picnic lunch, bingo, raffle prizes, dancing, flu/health screenings and more.
Mayor Emanuel introduced the woman, who was perhaps the most senior senior, 103-year-old Edith Renfrow Smith, who lives on the North Side.
“I asked her, I said, ‘Are you on the internet?’ She goes, ‘No, but I just gave up driving this year,'” Emanuel said speaking about Edith Smith.
She was born July 14, 1914.
“No, internet, no. I can email. That’s all. Back and forth. Or I might be able to look up a recipe on the internet, because I love to cook,” Smith said.
Her advice for a long life?
“Take care of yourself. Remember, you’ve got a good body. Take care of it…
“I never drank and I never smoked. And every morning, our mother made a big pot of oatmeal. Everybody had a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast,” Smith said.
WBBM: Do you still like oatmeal?
“I hate it. Those big pots of old gummy stuff?” she laughs.