Oldest Man in the World Lives in WNY

July 25, 2013 Updated Jul 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM EDT

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July 25, 2013 Updated Jul 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND (WKBW) When you turn 65, you are officially classified as a senior citizen. When you turn 100, you become what's called a "centennial." But when you turn 112, you become a world record holder.

Salustiano Sanchez Blazquez is now the oldest living man in the world at 112, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

He lives in a nursing home on Grand Island, and did not want to do any interviews, but we spoke to his daughter on the phone.

"He's very humble about it. He has always said that he himself has never done anything to make this happen, it is just a way of life, living," Irene Johnson said.

"It's been most exciting. It's an honor. It's an honor to have something like this going on in our town. A great chance for our town to be featured in ways that we may not otherwise," Grand Island Town Supervisor Mary Cooke said.

Eyewitness News caught up with the Town Supervisor at a senior lunch at the Golden Age Center on Grand Island, where organizers and fellow seniors reacted to the news.

"I'm not really surprised, because there is something about this community that keeps people young and vibrant," center director Barbara Gannon said.

"I'll just take things year by year and be happy for him, and I hope I could live that long," 93 year old Nonnie Carroll added.

And after 112 years, the world's oldest man must have some secret to long life.

"He's always had a banana with his breakfast in his cereal and his Anacin everyday. And that's how he says I got to be here today," his daughter said.