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Somerset County Looking For Centenarians To Honor

The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is looking to identify residents who will be age 100 or older in 2018.

“We are asking residents to help us pay tribute to centenarians in our community,” Freeholder Deputy Director Brian Levine, human services liaison, said in a press release. “It is our privilege to honor these resilient individuals, who have touched the lives of so many people over the last century, literally, and are wonderful role models for future generations.”

Family members or caregivers of centenarians are asked to contact Elder Services Administrator Cynthia Voorhees at (908) 704-6349 or Voorhees@co.somerset.nj.us.

Recognition forms may be faxed to (908) 595-0194 or mailed to the attention of Cynthia Voorhees, Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876. The deadline is Wednesday, May 9.

Each year, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders participates in the nationwide celebration of Older Americans Month. Established in 1963, Older Americans Month recognizes the contributions of individuals age 60 and above who enrich and strengthen our nation’s communities. This year’s national theme is “Engage at Every Age.”

The Freeholder Board will sponsor a celebration for this year’s centenarians at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Somerset County Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater, located at 876 East Main St. in Bridgewater.

 

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