Willow Towers Celebrates its Centenarians

June 27

Six individuals who have passed the 100-year milestone say they have a few key things in common: they remain close to their families; they cultivate passions, hobbies, and interests; they have a strong social network; and they maintain their independence as much as possible. These six centenarians, among a dozen centenarians who reside on United Hebrew of New Rochelle’s senior living campus (not all were able to attend), were feted recently at a special celebration at United Hebrew’s nursing home on Pelham Road. Part of United Hebrew’s Centennial Celebration, the event highlighted United Hebrew’s history of caring for Westchester’s seniors.

“They key to living as long as I have is staying active and having a wonderful family to be with,” said Adele Weisberg, 100, a resident of Willow Towers Assisted Living, located on United Hebrew of New Rochelle’s campus. A former ballroom dancer, she continues to enjoy activities at Willow Towers, including dancing, attending intergenerational music classes, and walking. She relishes spending time with her sons, Fred, Harold, and Arthur Weisberg, and her daughter-in-law, Amy Rosen.

Centenarian studies show that more people are living to age 100 and beyond; contributing factors to their longevity include having an optimistic attitude, practicing good health habits, and having plenty of social connections, said Nora O’Brien, executive director of Willow Towers Assisted Living and Willow Gardens Memory Care. “Our staff fosters friendships and healthy lifestyles through the care they provide and our wide array of social, cultural, and recreational activities.”

The Hon. Noam Bramson, Mayor of the City of New Rochelle, presented special proclamations to the centenarians. A representative of State Senator Shelley Mayer’s office also presented resolutions in the seniors’ honor.

Watch coverage of our celebration on FIOS1 News!