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Woman turns 106 years young

Jeanette Cohen celebrated turning 106 on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023.
Credit: Cohen family

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis resident celebrated her 106th birthday on Friday.

Jeanette Cohen was given a birthday celebration at Traditions at North Willow on Aug. 11 to mark the accomplishment. Research from Boston University says that only 0.23% of women in the United States reach 106 years old. 

Cohen was born in Connecticut in 1917 and had three brothers growing up. She skipped three grades during school and graduated high school at age 15. She moved to Indiana in 2000 to be closer to her family. 

She's lived through two pandemics (1918, 2020), seen cities grow, cars become mainstream, and experienced both golden ages of television and radio.

Traditions at North Willow celebrated the occasions with Cohen's family, friends, and staff while serving cake and singing. 

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