April 19, 2021

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107-year-old NJ woman beats COVID-19. She also beat the Spanish flu

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – Back in May, Darlene Jasmine got the phone call no one wants to receive: Her grandmother had come down with COVID-19.

At age 107.

“I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is it,’” Jasmine said. “This is the thing that’s going to take her down.”

Didn’t happen. Anna Del Priore – who is one month shy of turning 108, was born the year the Titanic sank and survived a case of the Spanish Flu a century ago – beat the coronavirus. Not only that, she’s still on her feet, walking and even dancing – to the delight of the staff at Brighton Gardens, an assisted living facility in New Jersey.

“People don’t believe me,” said Laura Halle, who is Del Priore’s health care coordinator at Brighton Gardens. “It’s really been amazing to watch her journey.”