Senior center celebrates 90 year olds

| July 10, 2019

Thirty individuals who are at least 90-years-old were celebrated during a special birthday party held July 9 at the Coshocton Senior Center. Pictured is just part of the group who took part in the event. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Senior Center has a birthday party every month, but July includes an extra special celebration when they honor individuals who are 90 or older.

Thirty people fit that category and gathered together for a group picture on July 9 at the senior center prior to lunch. One of those individuals was Velma Hoffman who turned 97 on May 9.

“She lived her life for God and worked hard,” said Betty Hoffman, Velma’s daughter-in-law.

Velma attributes her long life to keeping herself busy.

“I read a lot and sew,” she said.

Husband and wife Doris and Terry Casey also were part of the group. Doris is 91 and Terry is 93. They’ve been married for 51 years.

“I let him do what he wants to do,” Doris said.

Terry quickly added that she was only joking.

“She only let’s me be the boss when she’s not home,” he said.

Doris said that they laugh a lot together and love to be with each other.

After their group photo, those in their 90s plus 100-year-old Nadine McKnight, enjoyed lunch and birthday cake and ice cream. They also left their fingerprints on a special craft project.

“These finger prints will represent so many years of history, knowledge and life experiences,” said Laura McCloy, activities coordinator.

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Josie Sellers

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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