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Maybelle Turns 103 Years Old

Posted by Eskaton on Dec 9, 2015 4:41:22 AM

Eskaton Village Placerville - Maybelle's 103rd birthday

Maybelle received a letter from the White House on her 103rd birthday. She also Skyped with her granddaughter Michelle who lives in Reno. When asked, “How do you live to be 103?” Maybelle said, “Work hard.” She associates her longevity to being a farmer’s daughter, but her love for walking also contributed to her good health. She has won more than seven walking competitions over the years.

Maybelle, born and raised in California grew up on a farm milking cows and helping her mom with household chores. She remembers going to school in the early 1920s riding three miles in a wagon being pulled by the family donkey. Maybelle and her husband of 60 years raised two children. She has five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Over 50 people attended Maybelle’s party at Eskaton Village Placerville. The large celebration was a memorable moment for her and her family. She was presented six plaques along with a cake and cookies decorated with her photo. Guests included Mayor Patty Borelli, Bryant Milesi, aide to Congressman Tom McClintock, and Travis Johnson, district representative from the office of Ted Gaines.

Eskaton Village Placerville - Ted Gaines

Eskaton Village Placerville - 103rd Birthday Party

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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.