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Aileen Kars, New Zealand’s Oldest Living Person, Turns 110

Longeviquest is pleased to announce that Aileen Kars, the oldest known living person in New Zealand, celebrated her 110th birthday on 12 September 2023. Kars was presented with a birthday card from King Charles and Queen Camilla. She was joined by her extended family, her three granddaughters, and friends for a lunch celebration at Arvida Olive Tree Retirement Village.

Kars is cared for by Arvida Olive Tree Retirement Village manager Robyn Ballard, left, and caregiver Lina Ford.

Aileen Kars was born in Manawatu, Manawatu-Whanganui, New Zealand on 12 September 1913. Kars lived independently until she was 99 years old when she moved into a retirement home. She attributes her longevity to drinking plenty of water and staying positive. She was described as having a sharp mind, keen senses, and as very accepting of everyone.

On 29 July 2022, Kars became the oldest known living person in New Zealand, following the death of 110-year-old Joan Brennan.

LongeviQuest sends our warmest congratulations to Mrs. Aileen Kars and her family. We wish you good health and happiness.

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