HAZEL CREST, Ill. -- A Chicago suburb celebrated nine centenarians at the Waterford Estates assisted living center.
The center in Hazel Crest said that the centenarians still stay active.
These nine residents are not alone. The CDC reports there are more than 72,000 centenarians currently in the U.S.
Since 2000, there has been a 44 percent increase in centenarians.