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Celebration of Aging

Office For The Aging

 

DUTCHESS COUNTY HONORS THE 2018 SENIORS OF THE YEAR

 

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.  Receiving a Senior Achievement Award were Joy Godin of Wingdale, and Jack Fenton of Hyde Park.

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 today, Tulia is the second-oldest living person in New York State, and the second-oldest Dutchess County resident ever, following Vera Van Wagner who passed away last year 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 (100 on May 28)
Annette Babb (100 in October)
Myra Gokey (100 in November)

 

 

DUTCHESS COUNTY SUPERCENTENARIAN

 

Sixta Tulia Aguinaga de Posada (LaGrangeville) (111)

 

 

 


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