SHELTON - Wesley Village staff, residents and guests gathered at Wesley Heights Assisted Living Community to celebrate the birthdays of six centenarians with a special luncheon on Tuesday, June 22nd.
The event recognized five Wesley Heights residents who had or would be celebrating 100 years or more during 2016. Residents who were honored included: Helen Hagner (102), Isabel Roberts (102), Edna Flanagan (100), Susan Perkins (100), and John Girolamo (100). Also honored at the event was former Wesley Heights resident, Minnie Sutton, who celebrated her 106th birthday in May. Sutton now resides at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is also located on the Wesley Village senior living campus, along with Wesley Heights.
The event, organized by Wesley Heights Activities Director, Linda Fera and Resident Services Coordinator, Donna Brice, included special guest speakers Chaplain Cathy Nickse, Coordinator of Spiritual Care for Wesley Village; David Lawlor, President and CEO of United Methodist Homes; and Shelton Mayor, Mark Lauretti.
Proclamations were issued to each centenarian and hand-delivered by Mayor Lauretti who posed for a photo with each honored resident. David Lawlor shared words of wisdom from each of the centenarians and thanked them for their influence. “For all of the wisdom you bestow upon us and the way you support your fellow residents and our staff, we thank you very much for being part of Wesley Village. Happy Birthday!”
(This is a press release from Wesley Village)