North Yorkshire centenarians today congratulated the Queen Mother on becoming a member of their distinguished club.
ABC medical boffin Dr Norman Swan gave a speech at a healthcare conference in Canberra this week that suggests the Queen is going to be a busy woman when it comes to sending out congratulations to centenarians .
Katie Lynch from Fenit and Castlemaine man Dan Keating have joined the rapidly diminishing but elite Kerry band of centenarians and they both marked their special occasions by getting into party mode.
By mid-century there should be more than three million centenarians , one in five people will be over 65-and many of them will have to keep on working for economies to survive.
There are three centenarians who reside at the Golden Years Home.
The remarkable double act of two centenarians in one family was achieved by Phyllis Powell and her sister, 103-year-old Gladys Glyde.
The median age of the veterans is 77.5 for men and 79.2 for women, and there are 1,000 who are centenarians .
Most Americans think of Okinawa for military bases, but it's got the highest concentration of healthy old people in the world and the highest concentration of centenarians , most of them women.
The Queen is being given extra government funding from tomorrow to meet the sharply-rising cost of congratulating thousands of centenarians each year.
A bound copy of the Laois County Council's Centenary Book was also presented to the centenarians and babies.