VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A Vancouver woman believed to be the oldest in Canada said on her 112th birthday part of her long-life secret is to "eat anything, eat everything."
Sum Ying Fung, who turned 112 Thursday, is believed to be the oldest person in Canada following the Sunday death of Manitoba woman Elizabeth Buhler, who was days away from her own 112th birthday, the Vancouver Sun reported Friday.
"It's exciting," said Noria McMahon of the Renfrew Care Center, where Fung has lived since 2005. "She's so lovely. We're so proud to have her here."
Fung, speaking in Cantonese, with her son, Suey Kee Fung, 79, serving as interpreter, said her advice for those who want to duplicate her longevity is to "eat anything, eat everything" and to drink hot water because cold water can be contaminated with germs.