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‘Stay away from toxic people,’ advises world’s oldest person

A Spanish woman, born in California, is the world’s oldest living person. She has advised people to “stay away from toxic people.”

Maria Branyas Morera was seven years ahead of the start in World War One when she was born in San Francisco, 4 March 1907.

She will turn 116 in just over a month.

Her parents made the decision to go back to Spain in 1915 in order to settle in Catalonia. However, her father, who had pulmonary tuberculosis, died shortly after the return.


According to her Twitter bio, Ms. Morera is “very old but no idiot” and has been living in the area ever since.

She is the mother of three children, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She beat COVID in 2020 within days of becoming infected after being infected just weeks after her 113th Birthday.

She was 118 years old when Sister Andre, a French nun, died last week .

Image Sister Andre, a French nun, was the oldest person alive until her death on 17 January

Ms. Morera lived in the same nursing facility – Residencia Santa Maria del Tura for 22 years.

The home released a statement saying that “She is in good physical health” and continued to be amazed and grateful for the attention this anniversary brought.

“To celebrate this very special occasion, we will hold a small celebration behind closed door in the residence over the next few days.”

Ms. Morera, with the assistance of her daughter, shares her advice on Twitter. She attributes her longevity to order, tranquillity and good connection with family, friends, contact nature, emotional stability and no worries, no regrets and lots of positivity.

She said, “I believe longevity is also about luck. Good genes and luck are key to longevity.

Ms. Morera stated that she had “very poor memories” of the Spanish Civil War. It broke out in 1936, when she was just 29.

In 1931, she married Joan Moret, a Catalan physician.

The priest arrived after hours and the couple was informed that he had passed away.

She tweeted, “There wasn’t a phone.” “A car needed to travel down to Girona in order to find a chaplain.

“At that point, in the whole province of Girona there must have been about 50 cars.”

She tweeted on the first day in 2023: “Life doesn’t last forever… A new year is a gift. Let’s all enjoy the journey of life together.


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