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Celebration of Aging

Office For The Aging

 

DUTCHESS COUNTY HONORS THE 2018 SENIORS OF THE YEAR

Click here to watch the full video of the 2018 Celebration of Aging

In celebration of Older Americans Month, the Office for the Aging awarded several Dutchess County residents “Senior Citizen of the Year” honors at the annual “elebration of Aging held Monday , May 21 in Wappingers Falls.   The sold-out event was attended by over 270 Dutchess County residents.

The Office for the Aging hosts the Celebration of Aging each year in order to recognize the outstanding contributions senior citizens make to Dutchess County.  Patricia Malin of Pleasant Valley was chosen as the Female Senior Citizen of the Year; Ronald Seeley of Hyde Park is the Male Senior Citizen of the Year; and Barbara and Ronald Nolan of Pleasant Valley are the Senior Citizen Couple of the Year.  Also, Jack Fenton of Hyde Park and Joy Godin of Wingdale were selected to receive Senior Achievement Awards.

Also honored at the event were seven Dutchess County couples celebrating marriages of 70 years or more, and nine residents between the ages of 100 and 103.  Special attention was given to Dutchess County’s second-ever documented supercentenarian, Sixta Tulia Aguinaga de Posada of LaGrangeville, who turned 111 in April. A “supercentenarian” is a person who has lived past her 110th birthday, a milestone reached by only one out of every 1000 people who live to age 100. As of this summer, Tulia is the second-oldest living person in New York State, and the second-oldest Dutchess County resident ever, following Vera Van Wagner of Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck, who passed away in the summer of 2017 at age 113.

 

DUTCHESS COUNTY COUPLES MARRIED 70+ YEARS

 

Lossie & Sam Lee (Fishkill) (78 years)

Anna & Andrew Fishburn (Wappinger) (75 years)
Dorothy & Tom Schiesel (Wappingers) (72 years)
Anita & Berthold Schauer (Hopewell Junction) (72 years)
Anneliese & Fred Schmid (Hopewell Junction) (70 years)
Angelina & Fred Grippi (Millbrook) (70 years)
Anita & Ed “Skip” Lester (Millbrook) (70 years)

 

 

DUTCHESS COUNTY CENTENARIANS

 

Idella Warga (Poughkeepsie) (103)
Mary Summa (Dover Plains) (102)
Stuart Vidal (Poughkeepsie) (101)
Martha Mercer (Poughkeepsie) (101)
Margaret Rutledge (Millbrook) (100)
Jaye Meyer (Millbrook) (100)
Helen Dubraski (Poughkeepsie) (100)
Annette Babb (100 in October)
Myra Gokey (100 in November)
 

 

DUTCHESS COUNTY SUPERCENTENARIAN

 

Sixta Tulia Aguinaga de Posada (LaGrangeville) (111)

 

 

 


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