Cecilia Dougherty is glad she's been able to see her great-grandchildren grow up.
Ormond Beach resident Cecilia Dougherty reached an important milestone on Monday, June 11: she turned 100 years old.
Dougherty celebrated her first three-digit birthday surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the Brookdale assisted living facility. Complete with a chocolate cake, pink balloons and the three generations she has witnessed grow up, her 100th birthday took on a new meaning.
"I'm glad I lived to be 100 because of that," Dougherty said. "Before that, it didn't matter — It was just a number, you know? But seeing my great-grandchildren, it's really something."
Dougherty enjoys playing bingo, exercising, keeping up with the news and listening to audiobooks. She also has always been interested in food and keeping others in the loop as to what is going on around town.
How does she feel at 100 years old?
"It feels wonderful," Dougherty said. "I don't feel my age."