NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A special birthday celebration was held Sunday in Manhattan for a woman turning 108 years old.

Delia Grace shared advice for a long life outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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She was born August 29, 1913 in the Dominican Republic and came to New York City in 1968.

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Her daughter said despite needing a leg amputated, she shows no signs of slowing down.

“She lived a healthy life… No alcohol, no cigarettes, nothing. She eat very healthy, and the strength comes from God,” she said.

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When asked what she wanted to do to mark the occasion, Grace said, “Go to church and give thanks to God.”

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