GARCC Celebrates Three Centenarians' Birthdays

Held Friday, February 15, 2013
Three Centenarians, Katherine D, Agnes E and Diamanto celebrate birthdays

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White was among the special guests invited to the milestone birthday celebration for three centenarians at the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre on Friday, February 15th.

The second floor activity room was filled with well-wishers and family members of the "three birthday girls."  The honorees are Diamanto S. who turned 103 years of age, Agnes E. who turned 101 years old, and Katherine D. who turned 100 years of age.

In his remarks, Secretary White exclaimed, "Imagine all that they have seen in their lifetime. They are an inspiration to us all."

Each of the honorees were adorned with birthday crowns as queens for the momentous day. While family and friends armed with cameras, tablets, and smart phones snapped countless photos of the three centenarians.

In addition to his kind words, Secretary White also presented the three with commemorative plagues that recognized their remarkable longevity as well as their contributions as citizens of Illinois. Secretary White noted that, "Not only do they each share their birthdays on the same day but these three proud women also live in the same great facility, the Greek American Rehab and Care Centre."

With many of the board members and staff looking on, Secretary White also presented "The 2013 Commitment to Community Award" to the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Center for its ongoing commitment to helping people in need with its state-of-the-art skilled nursing and rehab care.

The special celebration rolled on with lots of great food and of course three special birthday cakes for "the three birthday girls,"  Diamanto, Agnes and Katherine, who made Secretary White commit to coming back to celebrate with them next year.
 

MC John Davis GARCC Board Member
IL Secretary of State Jesse White presents commemorative plague to Katherine D.
IL Secretary of State Jesse White with Katherine D., Agnes E. and Diamanto S
Jesse White presents commemorative plague to Diamanto S.
IL Secretary of State Jesse White addresses audience at Birthday Celebration
GARCC 1st Vice President Demetrios Pirpiris with Administrator Eleni Ifantis
GARCC staff prepare to pass bithday cakes to guests
IL Sec of State Mr White presents 2013 Commitment to Community Award to Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre
IL Secretary of State Jesse White addresses audience at Birthday Celebration
Reverend Fr Demetrios Treantafeles with IL Secretary of State Jesse White
IL Secretary of State Jesse White with GARCC Board Treasurer Gerald Garbis
GARCC Staff pose with Secretary of State Jesse White
Guests enjoy the wonderful food at the Centenarians Birthday Party
The Little People entertain residents and guests at Centenarians Birthday Party
GARCC staff pose for photo with IL Secretary of State Jesse White
The Little People entertain residents and guests at Centenarians Birthday Party
The Little People entertain residents and guests at Centenarians Birthday Party
Centenarians with GARCC Administrator Eleni Ifantis