NORTH WOODMERE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Thursday was a big birthday for a woman believed to be the oldest living Long Islander.
Henrietta Dobin turned 110 years old.READ MORE: NYC Teacher, Principal Unions Warn Of School Staffing Shortages When Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect; De Blasio Says Substitutes Standing By
Family and friends held a birthday bash for her at The Bristal Assisted Living at North Woodmere.
Dobin was an avid golfer, but her real love is painting. She’s an accomplished artist and worked at the Nassau County Museum of Art until she was 108.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Says He Will Visit Rikers Island Next Week Amid Growing Pressure
“I enjoy painting. I enjoy, I worked for a museum for years, for years. Those days, I’d like to have back,” Dobin said.
“Because of her ability to still get up every morning and try to look the best that she can, that enabled her to reach this auspicious occasion,” said Stuart Markowitz, Dobin’s grandson.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: 76-Year-Old Put In Chokehold, Robbed In Lobby Of Harlem Building
Dobin says she doesn’t have a secret for her long, healthy life. She says she’s just been blessed.