Orlando woman celebrates 100th birthday, shares ‘secret’ to long life

Ms. Rosie Colon marks centennial

ORLANDO, Fla. – A centennial birthday was celebrated in Orlando on Wednesday as Ms. Rosie Colon turned 100, to the delight of her friends, family and community.

We caught up with Ms. Rosie to congratulate her, and to ask for some of her wisdom.

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“I think my heart is coming out to greet everybody because everybody’s here together, and it’s the best thing in life,” she said.

Ms. Rosie had lots of company while we visited, including several officers with the Orlando Police Department who brought her flowers and hugs.

We of course asked Ms. Rosie what her “secret” was, regarding her long life and contagious optimism. She mentioned her family, including her four children and six grandchildren.

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Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.