|Christina Sudol poses with staff member Graciela Lopez, and Jonah, the dog|
SHELTON- Residents and staff at the Wesley Village senior living campus in Shelton gathered together on Friday, December 4th to celebrate Christina Sudol’s 100th birthday. Christina, a resident in the Lifestyle Transitions neighborhood on the campus, was the first resident to move in to the new wing, which was opened in January 2015.
Staff from across the campus joined in the celebration and sent birthday wishes through 100 greeting cards, which were presented to Christina by Lifestyle Transitions program director, Lisa Kelleher.
“We’ve been collecting cards from everyone – staff, residents, family and friends. Students from Park City Magnet School in Bridgeport even sent a bundle of handmade cards for Christina,” stated Kelleher. “She was delighted!”
“I’m not 100,” Christina argued, with a smile. “How about 50 x 2?” Kelleher suggested, to which Christina agreed. Along with the birthday cards, the festivities included a beautiful birthday cake and Christina’s favorite musical tunes: big band, classical, and Frank Sinatra. Wesley Heights Resident Services Coordinator, Donna Brice also surprised Christina (a dog lover) with a visit from her dog, Jonah, a Shih-Poo.
Christina received a proclamation from Shelton’s mayor, Mark Lauretti, recognizing her 100th year and sending her best wishes. Before cutting her cake, she stopped to thank her guests and enjoyed the afternoon, posing for birthday photos and reading her many birthday cards. “It was a big party,” she told her daughter afterward.
Lifestyle Transitions at Wesley Heights is located at 580 Long Hill Avenue on the Wesley Village Campus in Shelton. The program offers specialized assisted living and memory care options for individuals in need of personalized routines and a supportive environment. The campus also offers assisted and independent living, skilled nursing, short-term rehab, and outpatient therapy and fitness services. To learn more, visit www.wesleyvillage-ct.org or contact Lisa Bisson at 203.225.5024.
(This is a press release from Wesley Village)