English: Gertrude Baines, the world's oldest person, and caretakers, at her 115th birthday party at the convalescent center at which she lives in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. Photo taken April 6, 2009 by John Rabe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you are going to live to be 110 - for the most part you live in Japan, the USA or Italy, and you believe in God, and have great genes.....
The woman declared by gerontology experts to be the oldest person in the world is turning 116 Saturday.
Jeralean Talley was born in Montrose, Ga., on May 23, 1899. She's been in Michigan since 1935. Relatives say she remains active and aware of what's going on around her.
Talley was named world's oldest person in April after the death of Gertrude Weaver,who passed away at the age of 116. Weaver died just five days after 117-year-old Misao Okawa died in Japan.
Only one in 5 million people in the U.S. live to be 110 or older, according to experts.
Talley's husband, Alfred Talley, passed away in 1988. The couple had one child, Thelma Holloway, 77, who lives with her mother and helps take care of her. Holloway has a 2-year-old daughter who frequently visits her great-grandmother.
Talley has been consistent in her answer as to what she's lived so long. "It's all in the good Lord's hands," she said. "There's nothing I can do about it."