Four 'centenarians' celebrate birthdays at Tequesta Terrace

It's a special day at Tequesta Terrace.

Not one, not two, not three.... but four centenarians.

"The good Lord has smiled on me and taking good care of me," said George Heideman.

George Heideman turned 102.

Edith Scotto turned 100.

Rita Yoos turned 100.

All celebrated their birthdays this month.

And we can't forget Beatrice Edmunds who turns 101 in May.

"When I think 100 years, I  just cant believe it, because I feel good," said Yoos.

Family and friends gathered today at the assisted living center to celebrate.

Including Edith"s grandson David Bennett.

"Her strength by God grace, she's sitting here today at 100 years old and still very sharp," said Bennett.

According to the US census, less than 2 out of every 10,000 people are centenarians---a rare occurrence even for the center's community outreach director.

"This is such a special occasion for our residents, in my 42 years in the medical field, I've never had 4 people turn 100, so its phenomenal," said Karen Kenneth-Schmid.

The birthday crew doesn't plan to slow down. In fact, they're already looking forward to next year's celebration.

"I'm just living day-by-day and thanking God for every one of them," said Scotto.

 


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