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April 30, 2012

DPHHS to honor Montana Centenarians at luncheon on May 1

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will honor Montana Centenarians Tuesday, May 1 at a special noon luncheon being held for them in Helena at the Colonial Red Lion Hotel.

The event is part of the annual Governor’s Conference on Aging that takes place May 1-2.
“Montana Centenarians have such amazing stories,” DPHHS Director Anna Whiting Sorrell said. “It’s really special to be able to recognize and honor such terrific people.”

DPHHS recently asked Montana Centenarians their secret to longevity, their most amazing event in their life and their favorite quote.

Butte’s Fannie Leding, age 102, said her secret to longevity is “three meals a day, hard work and faith,” and the most amazing event in her life is “living through the Depression, seeing all 10 of her children grow up and seeing Roosevelt elected President.”

Mary Favero of Red Led Lodge was born in 1912 in Yugoslavia. She said her most memorable event was “coming to America” in 1921. She said her secret to longevity is to “keep moving even when it would be easier to just sit.”

Helena’s Alberta Haltom was born on July 9, 1912 and her favorite quote is the “Golden Rule to treat others as you wish to be treated yourself.”

A total of 10 Centenarians are planning to attend. All Montana Centenarians will receive a certificate from Governor Brian Schweitzer and will be added to the DPHHS list.

WHAT:          2012 Governor’s Conference on Aging Centenarian luncheon

WHO:             Lt. Governor John Bohlinger
Montana Centenarians

WHERE:       Red Lion Colonial Inn
                        2301 Colonial Drive
                        Helena, MT 

WHEN:          Tuesday, May 1, noon to 1 p.m.
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