Still going strong at 112 as one of America's oldest people celebrates birthday



Associated Press

A Florida woman believed to be among the oldest in the US is celebrating her 112th birthday.

Originally from Colombia, Isabel Castano was born on January 11, 1906.
Source: Associated Press

Isabel Castano was born January 11, 1906. She is originally from Colombia, where she founded a factory for medicinal ointments and creams.

She married at the age of 41 and later had a son.

She moved to the US after her husband was kidnapped and disappeared.

Castano has lived in Washington, New Jersey and New York before moving to Miami Beach.

Former Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine proclaimed January 11 as "Isabel Castano Lugo Day."

Her son will be attending the celebration, along with her caretakers and Miami Mayor Tomas Pedro Regalado.

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