Who is Maria Branyas Morera? World's oldest living person reveals her secret
GIRONA, SPAIN: María Branyas Morera of Spain has been declared the oldest living person at 115 years and 321 days old, according to Guinness World Records. After French nun Lucile Randon, aka Sister Andre, died on January 17 at the age of 118, Morera has been declared the oldest living person this week.
Morera was born in San Francisco in 1907, a year after her parents immigrated to the country. But eight years later, they went back to Spain, settling in Catalonia's northeast region, where Morera currently resides. She has resided at the Residència Santa Maria del Tora nursing facility for the last 22 years.
Even though Maria is now more than a century old, she nevertheless keeps up with all current trends. She uses Twitter frequently with the aid of her daughters and is active on other social media platforms. "I am old, very old, but not an idiot, reads" the spry senior's Twitter bio reads, and she frequently uses her daughter's help her impart her pearls of wisdom on the social media platform.
Maria doesn't appear her age, according to social media users' comments. One user wrote, “She doesn’t look a day over 80”. Another user added, “She looks very healthy, I think she can live for more than 20 years”. One more user wrote, “God bless her! I would love to talk to her. The wisdom she must have”.
According to the New Morera has three daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Her late husband, Joan Moret, was a physician. She gained notoriety as the oldest Covid-19 survivor in the world in 2020, but Randon eventually usurped her position. This New Year’s Day, Morera took to Twitter to say, “Life is not eternal for anyone… At my age, a new year is a gift, a humble celebration, a new adventure, a beautiful journey, a moment of happiness. Let’s enjoy life together.”
“She is in good health and continues to be surprised and grateful for the attention that this anniversary has generated,” the nursing home said in a statement. “To celebrate this very special event we will have a small celebration behind closed doors in the residence in the coming days.”
In addition, a blog post on the woman and her life story was written by Guinness World Records. They also included statements from Morera in which she talked about the factors that extended her life. “Order, tranquillity, good connection with family and friends, contact with nature, emotional stability, no worries, no regrets, lots of positivity, and staying away from toxic people. I think longevity is also about being lucky. Luck and good genetics,” she revealed.