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104 Year Birthday Celebration in Placerville

Posted by Eskaton on Jul 10, 2018 4:59:34 PM

Edith recently turned 104 years old and shared her secret to longevity. 

Eskaton Village Placerville Woman Turns 104

Edith, a hard worker, has always lived a clean life eating healthy and staying positive. She rates herself 8 out of 10 as physically fit. When she helps others, it gives her meaning and purpose in life. Her greatest accomplishment is being a wonderful wife and mother. She is very proud of her daughter Kathleen. Edith’s advice to younger generations is to work hard and help others. She never thought she would live to be over 100, but she accepts it.

The staff and residents at Eskaton Village Placerville threw Edith a huge party with a local puppeteer group and a magician. Her daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren joined the celebration. They sang songs and told stories of Edith's life. 

Edith, born in Oakland, California, was raised in Vallejo by her farmer parents who immigrated from Italy. She was one of six children, and they all helped out on the farm preparing vegetables. As an adult, she loved to make Easter baskets which she sold. She began collecting antiques and enjoyed decorating her home.Today, still still loves crafting and decorating. Happy Birthday Edith!

Edith as a young woman

Edith, a native Californian, as a young woman living in Vallejo.

 

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The Sacramento region is home to Eskaton, a nonprofit senior care provider offering innovative housing, healthcare and social services. Every day thousands of older adults enjoy retirement at our independent senior living communities and receive the care they need through assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, rehabilitation and in-home care programs. With five decades of experience and a national reputation for innovation, Eskaton is Transforming the Aging Experience.