JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Jefferson Village resident Agnes Burnes turned 100 years old on Sept. 6. On Monday night, the community in which she has lived since 1986 celebrated her birthday with a cake.

She told Yorktown News her secret to living a long life: “Walk, walk, walk. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Drink water. Don’t be lazy.” Burnes said, as a child growing up in New York City, she used to walk every day from 17th Street to the Brooklyn Bridge.