A "centenarian" is the term for someone who's reached 100 or older. The number of centenarians is growing: nearly doubling since the year 2000.
There are now more than 90,000 people in the U.S. alone who can be called centenarians.
But there's an even more amazing category: people who are 110 and older. They're called "super centenarians," and one super Houston woman just made history.
Elizabeth Francis turned 114 years old this week, making history. As friends and five generations of her family celebrated her remarkable milestone, a film crew from Norway and a researcher from Florida came to record her birthday, and present her with a plaque.
Elizabeth’s long life seems to be genetic. Her sister lived to be 106, her daughter is 94, and her granddaughter, who is also her caregiver, is 68.