100 and 101 Year Old Residents Were Celebrated at a Centenarian Bash as Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living

Everyone came together to celebrate the Centenarians at Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. At this Centenarian Bash decorated with balloons and more, the staff at Spring Hills spoke about each of these women: Lucille Wojciechowski turned 100 on December 13, 2015, Lydia Oldroyd turned 100 on September 9, 2015 and Mamie Bookhard turned 100 on May 19, 2014. Their families joined the celebration which includes, of course, birthday cake.

A photographer from nj.com even came out to cover the celebration. The story that ran is below:

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3 Birthdays a Century in the Making: 100-year-olds Celebrated in Morristown
Article and Photos by Robert Sciarrino | NJ Advance Media
June 11, 2016

Raise your glasses in the air for a toast — a toast to a century of life.

Three seniors did just that, with alcohol-free wine, as they celebrated 100 years of life Wednesday at the Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living Community.

Lucille Wojciechowski, who turned 100 on December 13, 2015, Lydia Oldroyd, who turned 100 on September 9, 2015, and Mamie Bookhard, who turned 100 on May 19, 2014, celebrated their centenarian bash with their families, balloons and cake.

Bookhard was born in South Carolina and eventually followed her sisters to Hempstead, Long Island. She worked in a tailor shop where she met her husband. They eventually had two boys. She lived in Hempstead for 72 years and moved to Spring Hills in April 2008 when her health deteriorated.

Wojciechowski was born in the Bronx and worked as a window decorator, model and sales associate for a department store. She met her future husband on a boat ride to Bear Mountain and they later moved to New Rochelle, N.Y. to raise their family. She came to Spring Hills in November 17, 2011.

Oldroyd was born in Long Island City and later moved to Summit. After finishing school she worked in the Silk Factories and later married her childhood playmate. Oldroyd had four children and lived at home until she was 97. She came to Spring Hills in 2012.

The number of people worldwide making it to the 100-year-old milestone has increased drastically since 1990, from about 95,000 to 451,000 last year, according to the Pew Research Center. 

The number is expected to skyrocket by 2050 with over 3.5 million people living past 100.

 

Carol West, Lydia Oldroyd and Mary Schoeffler
Carol West sits with her 100-year-old mother Lydia Oldroyd and Lydia’s 99-year-old sister-in-law Mary Schoeffler, residents at the Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living, during a Centenarian Bash.

Marcella Strutt kisses her mother Lucille Wojciechowski Marcella Strutt from Basking Ridge, gives her 100-year old mother Lucille Wojciechowski a kiss during a Centenarian Bash honoring four residents at the Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living.

Mary SchoefflerMary Schoeffler, who will be 100 years old in February 2017, joins in on the Centenarian Bash held at the Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living.

ToastingCentenarians and their family members raise their glasses for a toast during a Centenarian Bash honoring four residents at the Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living.

Tracy Bookhard and Mamie BookhardTracy Bookhard, surprises her 102-year old grandmother Mamie Bookhard during a Centenarian Bash honoring four residents at the Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living.

Karen GriffithsKaren Griffiths, center, the Executive Director at Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living, reads the life histories of four residents during a Centenarian Bash.

Lucille Wojciechowski and Michelle Kessler Michelle Kessler, right, congratulates her friend Lucille Wojciechowski who turned 100 on December 13, 2015, during a Centenarian Bash held at Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living.

Lucille WojciechowskiLucille Wojciechowski, who turned 100 on December 13, 2015, reacts to hearing her life’s story read to the crowd attending the Centenarian Bash at the Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living.

Lydia Oldroyd drinks alcohol free wineLydia Oldroyd, who turned 100 on September 9, 2015, takes a sip of alcohol free wine during a Centenarian Bash honoring four residents at the Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living.

Mamie BookhardMamie Bookhard, who is 102-years-old, talks to a friend during a Centenarian Bash honoring four residents at the Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living.

Residents
Residents at Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living attended a Centenarian Bash for Lucille Wojciechowski who turned 100 on December 13, 2015, Lydia Oldroyd who turned 100 on September 9, 2015, 102-year-old Mamie Bookhard and Mary Schoeffler, who will reach the milestone in February 2017.

About Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living:
The Spring Hills Morristown Assisted Living Community provides assisted living with the finest amenities and is located at 17 Spring Place, Morristown, NJ 07960. For more information, visit www.spring-hills.com/morristown or call 862-345-6238.

About Spring Hills Senior Communities & Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities:
All Spring Hills Senior Communities’, Home Care Services, Assisted Living Communities and Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to home care services, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care as led by Alex Markowits, President/CEO.Signature Touches is the company’s holistic approach to offering individualized care and services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients. Personal choice is top priority in one of the company’s eight Spring Hills assisted living communities or in client’s homes with Spring Hills home care services located in NJ, VA, OH and FL, or in one of the company’s Poet’s Walk memory care communities located in TX and soon-to-be NV.  For more information about their Caring with a Commitment to Quality dedication to senior living, visit www.spring-hills.comorwww.poetswalk-springhills.com.