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September 1, 2011
DPHHS to host Governor's Conference on Aging in Billings, Havre
Agency wants to hear from state Centenarians
The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging would like to recognize all Montanan’s that are, or will be 100 years of age or older by December 31, 2011, at a special luncheon being held for them at the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference’s, on October 4 in Billings and October 6 in Havre.
“By recognizing and honoring our eldest of the elders, we hope to raise the public’s awareness of our aging society,” said Anna Whiting Sorrell, Director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS).
Montana’s 2000 census showed that we had 162 centenarians. That number increased to 277 in 2010, and it is estimated that we will have over 3,000 by the year 2025.
DPHHS would like to recognize the Centenarian’s at a luncheon held during each local Governor’s Conference on Aging. All Centenarians’ who reply will receive a Centenarian’s recognition proclamation from the Governor and a free lunch.
If you are a Centenarian, or are aware of one and would like them to be recognized, please supply the following information by September 12. DPHHS is also requesting a high quality digital photo and replies to the following questions:
- Name and address.
- Where and when were they born? If not born in Montana, what is their story on how they got to Montana?
- What is the secret to their longevity?
- What has been the most amazing event in their life that they would like to share?
- What is their favorite quote?
- Anything else they would like us to know?
- Will they be attending the luncheon?
Please RSVP by no later than September 12 if the Centenarian will be attending the luncheon and at which conference site.
Please send your information to:
DPHHS – SLTC
PO Box 4210
Helena MT 59604-4210
LaMoure is available for questions at 1-406-444-7782.