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Call for Solano County centenarians
July 26, 2013
If you are 100 years old or older, you are invited to an annual special ceremony held in your honor.
"It has become a much anticipated tradition each year to see our centenarians and learn about the contributions they've made to our communities over the last century and how they make life worth living today," said Supervisor John Vasquez.
This year marks the seventh year the Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with the Senior Coalition of Solano County, will pay tribute to Solano County centenarians.
According to the California Department of Finance’s estimates, approximately 43 Solano County residents are at least 100 years of age. In 2012, the Board paid tribute to 28 centenarians.
The Senior Coalition hopes to hear from all centenarians as part of the ongoing project to capture the stories of Solano County’s oldest residents as a way to bring attention to the issues facing the senior population.
“We understand that not every centenarian wants to participate in the gala event, but we want to capture their stories and acknowledge how they’ve touched our community,” said Rochelle Sherlock, coordinator for the Senior Coalition.
The Centenarian Day reception will be held at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
If you know of a centenarian, contact Sherlock at 864-3984 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Names are requested even if the centenarian is unable to attend the ceremony.