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South Florida woman celebrates 109th birthday

Mazie Ford stays busy knitting hats for newborn babies

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida woman celebrated her 109th birthday Sunday.

Mazie Ford celebrated the occasion with friends, neighbors and event Hallandale Beach officials, who were there to cut her birthday cake.

What is Ford's secret to staying young?

"I'm busy with the hospital," she told Local 10 News. "I do volunteer work, but I don't go there. I make hats for the babies."

Ford knits hats for newborns at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where she delivers 50 hats a month.

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