A local woman turned a century old today.

In fact, 100-year-old Ida Epstein held a party to celebrate her birthday at Brookdale Senior Living Community.

Se was joined by family and friends.

These friends say her happiness is the key to her long life.

"I just work, work, work!" said Epstein.

Ida is a Binghamton native although she has spent time living in other parts of the U.S.

Although her husband has since passed away, her three children came to visit her and she has many friends at Brookdale.