Celebrating our Centenarians!

Imagine navigating life against the backdrop of the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, two world wars, the Space Age, the Digital Age and many other historical events. The remarkable centenarians we serve at American Senior Communities possess a wealth of knowledge and are living historical treasures. 

What a privilege it is to share their amazing stories and valuable advice. We invite you to scroll through this photo album honoring some of the wonderful Centenarians that we are honored to serve at ASC.

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Mary Moore

March 6, 1910

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Mary Moore enjoyed going on cruises, going to church and cooking. Daughter Daisy Borel said what stands out most about her mother was her determination to make sure she finished college. Mrs. Borel graduated from Fisk University and Meharry Medical College School of Nursing.

Centenarian Maxine Cory in a grey, white and black striped sweater wearing a tiara

Maxine Cory

February 15, 1924

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Maxine Cory celebrates her 100th birthday at Aster Place. Born and raised in Cass County, IN, Maxine's life has been full of love, hard work, and joy. With two marriages and six cherished children, she's lived a life rich in family bonds. Maxine's 30-year tenure at Delco General Motors speaks volumes about her work ethic and commitment. Now, her days are filled with the joys of sewing, diving into books, and mastering card games. Maxine's secret to a long, fulfilling life? "Eat right and you will have good health."

Centenarian Maxine McNabb in a gray sweater with a pink sparkly sash that reads "100 and Fabulous" in metallic gold lettering

Maxine McNabb

November 2, 1923

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Danville Regional Rehabilitation is celebrating our resident Maxine McNabb's 100th birthday!

Maxine shared a piece of advice in celebration of reaching 100 years young: "Drink more cocktails."

She is from Danville and has 2 sons and daughter-in-laws, whom she is close with. Maxine graduated from college and worked as a nurse for most of her life. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV, spending time with her family and listening to music. Maxine's important roles have been being a mom, grandma and nurse. Her best days were when her children were born. Maxine's words of wisdom are: "Work hard, enjoy the little things."

Happy 100th Birthday, Maxine!

Mildred Swenson

February 6, 1914

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Mildred Swenson and her husband used to swing dance during the Big Band Era, so for her 100th birthday, Brownsburg Meadows invited the Naptown Stomp dance group to surprise her with a swing dance performance during the celebration. Besides dancing with her husband, Mildred’s favorite memory was when she volunteered at a school in New Mexico to teach children to read English.

Nancy Thomas

June 25, 1916

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Nancy Thomas is a dedicated family woman, with 10 children. Her children can attest that she is the best mother, always putting her children and others before herself. Around Danville, she is known as “NASCAR Nancy,” because of her love for NASCAR racing. Nancy’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, crocheting, sewing and playing bingo.

Nellie Burns

August 6, 1916

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On Nellie Burns’ 100th birthday, Mayor Mike Moore of Clark County issued a proclamation to her, a lifelong Clark County resident. Mrs. Burns has witnessed decades of Clark County history, including the construction of  major local bridges. She can recall the flood of 1937 during which her family and numerous others lost everything in the disaster. Her secret to living a long and healthy life is to have an apple a day and spend time loving and serving the Lord.

Noble Cala

August 12, 1919

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Noble and his wife have been residents at Rosegate for over two years. He actively participates in cards, chair exercises and is one of our top bean bag players. In his spare time, he enjoys working with wood and making magnets for his friends and staff members. He is always so much fun to be around, and people love conversing with him.

Norma West

January 30, 1916

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Norma West was born on January 30, 1916 in Ashland, WI and graduated from Ashland High School in 1934. She was a bank teller but spent several years as a stay-at-home mother raising her two children. Her hobbies included reading, knitting and visiting family and friends. Her advice for living a long life: “Love God and your family.”

Centenarian Opal Masters sitting in chair outside in a pink and purple blouse

Opal Masters

August 21, 1921

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Our lovely resident Opal Masters is celebrating her 102nd birthday! Opal grew up on a farm in Glenwood, Indiana. She remained there all her adult life eventually taking care of her parents along with the family farm, which is a great source of pride for her. Opal loves dogs and cats, and dotes on her nieces, Linda and Ester. Opal says that she hadn't planned on living as long as she has, but credits hard work as the reason for her longevity. "Working hard doesn't hurt anybody," said our Centenarian!

Ophia Miller

June 15, 1907

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On Ophia Miller’s 105th birthday, she was believed to be the oldest person in Gibson County. She was feted right before her 105th birthday at the annual dinner of the Oakland City High School Alumni Association. Her children are Oakland City High graduates. Good Samaritan Nursing and Rehabilitation provided transportation to the event, where Mrs. Miller was recognized as the oldest person in attendance. On her 100th birthday, Mrs. Miller was accepted as an honorary member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority of which she is also the oldest member.

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