104-Year-Old Woman Says Family and Praying Every Day is the Secret To Longevity

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   May 8, 2015   |   4:55PM   |   Miami, FL

This month, Con Mac celebrated her 104th year of life. Mac credits her long life to exercise, family, clean eating and praying every day. In Florida, she’s a member of the YMCA and goes in seven days a week to exercise along with her daughter. A friend of the woman, Judi Greenburg, said, ““I think she’s a wonderful, wonderful image to follow. We’re so proud of her.”

CBS Miami reports that Con Mac moved from Vietnam to the United States in 1975. She was a widow and raised her two children by herself. Mac’s daughter,

Bich-De Lu, says her mother has lived so long because she knows how to relax and find time to watch the moon. Additionally, Mac is a vegetarian and loves to cook.

The woman has nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and has always encouraged her children to pursue education. Remarkably, five of her grandchildren are doctors and one is a pharmacist. Her great-granddaughter, Kristy Nguyen, said, “She is just an amazing woman. I can’t believe that she is turning 104 and I just think that she’s probably the most amazing people I know.”

Learn more about Mac’s longevity in the video below.

In April, LifeNews reported that the oldest person in the world gave credit to God for her record-breaking lifespan. Jeralean Tailey, who will be 116 this month, said, “Every day is a gift from above. There is nothing we can do without God. He made us, and He knew when He wanted to take us.” She added, “If you want to do it right, follow Him. I don’t care what you do for me, if it weren’t for the good Lord, you wouldn’t do it.”



Tailey was born in 1899 and was featured at the Senior Alliance 35th annual luncheon. At the event she was given a standing ovation and introduced by the organization’s chairman, Frank Valso. Valso said, “I want to highlight one of our success stories. We have the oldest person in the world here. Not just Michigan, not just the United States, but in the world.”

“Talley, born May 23, 1899, was verified earlier this month as the world’s oldest person by the Gerontology Research Group, a California-based organization that keeps track of the longest-living people in the world. The previous record-holder, Arkansas resident Gertrude Weaver, died April 6 at 116 years old, according to the group,” the report indicates.