Published: May 22, 2013 3:26 PM EDT
Updated: May 22, 2013 5:10 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral Hospital volunteer is celebrating a milestone: she's turing 100 years old this month!

Belle Sorokin has been volunteering with Lee Memorial for 20 years. She was born during World War I and was married during the Great Depression.

She says she loves being a volunteer because it gets her out of the house, and says she's thankful to be turing 100 years old.

"It's a feeling I wish everybody could have. It makes me feel wonderful, and extremely fortunate," she said.

Belle says she's had a hard life, but tells WINK News her key to success is to never feel sorry for herself, to always persevere, and to never give up.