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Honoring Centenarians

Tuolumne County residents who have reached the age of 100 years old, will be honored next week at the Senior Center in Sonora.

Cathie Peacock of the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

On Wednesday October 5th, the Tuolumne County Commission On Aging will recognizes folks ages 96 through 100 years and older. They will be honored and recognized at the Centenarian Honors Luncheon fro 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Senior Center. Friends, families and others are welcome to attend.

The Commission on Aging takes nominations for individuals from family members, friends, churches, residential care and skilled nursing facilities, who are asked to submit names of Tuolumne County residents.

In addition, anyone who has reached the ages of 96, 97, 98, and 99 yrs is honored as well, in recognition of their status in Tuolumne County’s “Centenarian University of Life”. Those who are aged 96 years are freshmen, 97 years are sophomores, 98 years are juniors, and 99 years are seniors. Upon reaching the age of 100 years, those individuals will be inducted into the Centenarian Society. Their names are placed on the Centenarian Society wall plaque at the Senior Center. Each name submitted receives a personal invitation, including their families, and a certificate of recognition of their status in our community. The Senior Center provides lunch free to the honorees, which is served by community leaders and Commission on Aging members.

Peacock said, “To have as many Centenarians as we have in Tuolumne County, is an honor! Imagine some have gone to school in horse and buggy, and now they have seen a man on the moon, and change of century and everything in between!”

For all of the details and information contact Peacock at 586-4802.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML.