Huang Changjiao
Huang Changjiao
Huang Changjiao in October 2020, aged 111.
Birth: June 1909
Qing dynasty (now China)
Age: 111 years, 349 days+
Country: ChinaCHN
Unvalidated

Huang Changjiao [Chinese: 黄长娇] (born June 1909) is a Chinese supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Huang Changjiao claims to have been born in June 1909 in Qing dynasty (now China). Her scolarity stopped at primary school level; she is illiterate. When she was ten, she must be awaken before the dawn, and she gathered cows, shore porks, and worked in the fields. Huang had three sons, including one who moved with his wife in Hong Kong. In the 90s, she moved to Xiheshu Village. In her later life, she bred chickens and cleaned her house herself. She also used to play cards with other elderly people in the village, until her eyesight became too poor.

Since at least 2014, Huang was reported to be the oldest living person in Yantian District. Since at least 2018, Huang was reported to be the oldest living person in Shenzhen.

At the age of 111, Huang was reported to live with her caregiver, He Zidi [Chinese: 何子娣] (the sister-in-law of her daughter-in-law) who manages her daily life. According to her, the secret of Huang's longevity is that she eats four meals a day: at morning, at noon, at evening, and at night (she wakes up at 3 a.m. to eat). "She eats everything, she isn't a difficult eater, like rice noodles, noodles and wontons. If it's softer, she still will it eat."

Huang was also reported to be able to take care of herself, like eating, going to toilets and bathing, but to have a bit of dementia. Huang is "open-minded, she never keeps things for herself and likes talking with her family." She also likes watching television, doing exercise, walking around the house and basking in the sun." Also, Huang was able to walk; her only health problem is hypertension.

Huang currently lives in Xiheshu Village, Yong'an Community, Yantian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, at the age of at least 111 years, 349 days.

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