The dining room was decked out with balloons and flowers, and a giant sheet cake was placed at the front of the room with Happy Birthday written in red across the vanilla icing. The momentous occasion even prompted State Representative Ed Neilson to bring state proclamations for all of the honorees. This is the Centenarian Club at Paul’s Run – 24 men and women marking their 98th birthday or beyond this year! On Thursday, May 16th – the Centenarian Club and their friends, loved ones and staff at Paul’s Run celebrated with a special luncheon. It’s been an annual tradition at the Northeast Philadelphia retirement community for the last five years.
“They’re just so proud that they’ve made it and all that they accomplished in their lives,” said Jeri Iocona, Life Enrichment Manager, Paul’s Run.
Members of this “club” come from different countries, different professions and different faiths, but they have at least one thing in common – they have achieved longevity in life that most people only hope to experience. Continue reading