First Selectman Ellen Scalettar recognized Woodbridge centenarians at the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut’s 29th annual luncheon held at the JCC. May is Older Americans Month.
Attendees heard from Commissioner of State Department on Aging, Betsy Ritter, and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, whose 101-year-old mother was present as an honoree. “Our seniors’ longevity and life experiences are an inspiration and an important resource for the rest of us,” said Scalettar. Woodbridge Senior Center social worker Mary Lee Raro also attended the event on behalf of Woodbridge.
The 11 Woodbridge centenarians who were honored at the luncheon include Norma Smith, 100; Bess Shurpin, 100; Angelina McLean, 100; William Ledewitz, 100; Marjorie Higgs, 101; William Yolen, 101; Esther Johnson, 101; Ida Luciani, 102; Jim Graham, 102; Ida Sanderson, 104; Bernard Feldman, 107.
Each of the Woodbridge centenarians will received a proclamation from the Town; Scalettar presented the proclamations to those who were in attendance and the others were delivered.