100-Year-Old New York Woman Works 11-Hour Days, 6 Days a Week to Keep Active

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BUFFALO, New York -- Felimina Rotundo is 100 years old and still works 11 hours a day, six days a week at a Buffalo, New York, laundromat, and to her that seems perfectly normal.

"I don't believe in retirement,'' Rotundo told TODAY.com. "I believe 65 is too young. If I retired at 65, what would I have done all these years? I would've gone crazy! I work because I love people. I want to be around people."

Rotundo works from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday through Saturday at College Laundry Shoppe — washing and folding clothes — something she believes keeps her young.

"That's why you have sick people in the old folks home,'' she said. "They didn't have enough to do and their mind deteriorated."

Rotundo, who turned 100 in August, has been working for 85 years outside of the time she raised her two children with her late husband, who was a bartender.

Read more of Felimina's story here.


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