By Megan McCluskey
October 20, 2015

Felimina Rotundo works 11 hours a day, six days a week at a laundromat in Buffalo, N.Y. She washes clothes and handles dry cleaning from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday at the College Laundry Shoppe, and doesn’t plan on calling it quits anytime soon. She is also 100 years old.

The unstoppable Rotundo has been working for 85 years of her life and has no intention of retiring until she can’t walk anymore, according to WGRZ-TV. She was born in 1915, got her first job at 15 during the Great Depression and reached the century mark this past August. Rotundo explained that working gives her a reason to get out and about.

“I talk to people all day; I do a few bundles. It’s being out,” she said. “Getting up in the morning and you say ‘I have to go to work,’ it does something for you.”

Her love of work has instilled in her the belief that older people shouldn’t be inactive. “Too many old people are retiring too young,” she explained. “I don’t think people should be sitting idle, doing nothing. That’s a waste of time.”

Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@time.com.

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