Eskaton has over 45 centenarians – residents who have reached 100 years or older - across its 27 independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, memory care communities and support programs for older adults in Northern California.
This Friday, August 21 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM, marks a significant event, as Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven at 455 Florin Road honors five residents celebrating the 100 year mark or older.
Three residents are celebrating their 100th birthday, one her 103rd and another her 104th birthday. These five special centenarians will enjoy a morning of pampering and fun, along with a professional photo shoot.
“Celebrating our Centenarians”
Violet, 100 years old is a natural caregiver, always one to look for ways to help others. Over her life, she has been a nurse’s aide, Sunday school teacher and homemaker. Her wisdom about life and growing older? “Love God, love your family and help people,” said Violet.
Mary, 100 years old, once worked for Libby, McNeill and Libby Cannery and Campbell’s Soup as a canner. Mary said she never thought she would make it to 100 and that she feels that God has been good. Mary shared that she lost her parents at such a young age, that she feels God is keeping her here. She also said that she helps anyone and everyone when possible and tries her best to always be a good person.
Michael, 100, was once a deputy sheriff and a United States postal worker. He enjoys woodworking and camping and fishing. What advice does Michael give about growing older? He says to eat good food, set many goals in life, exercise, maintain a good sense of humor and never give up. When Michael was asked about his greatest accomplishments, he said he played professional baseball for the Browns; he was a WWII Marine and a State Champion bowler.
Sarah, 103 years old, loves sports, especially the Giants and the 49ers. She says that keeping an active mind, staying up on current world affairs, taking care of herself and her self-image has helped her to stay youthful. When asked how she felt about turning 103, she stated no one in her family ever lived to be 103 and she never thought she would reach this age. Sarah said some of her greatest accomplishments are turning 103 and her absolute faith in God. She says her rosaries every day.
Cloria, 104, once specialized in fine silks at a dry cleaner. She loves to sew, crochet and knit and she also enjoys fishing. She has a strong faith in God and said when she turned 100 the Holy Spirit came to her and said she has another five years.
About Eskaton: Eskaton is a Northern California-based nonprofit with over 45 years of experience offering services and support for nearly 14,000 older adults each year. Learn more at www.eskaton.org.