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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Flossie Borders

October 27, 1915

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Flossie Borders has a huge heart and absolutely loves children. In fact, she raised 14 foster children over the course of her life! When she's not talking to them, she's playing Bingo or socializing with her peers. When asked for words of wisdom, she said, "Be compassionate and truthful to others."

Ruby Newlin

October 4, 1919

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Ruby was born in Camelsburg, Indiana to Vance and Gladys Batt. Ruby grew up with one brother and one sister. She has two sons, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She loves spending time with them! In 1996 Ruby was able to watch and cheer on her granddaughters on their way to a State Championship in softball!

Martha Bymaster

October 8, 1916

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Martha was born in Lizton, Indiana. She graduated from Lizton High school in 1934. She grew up on a farm and as a young girl her father told her that she was not allowed to date until she was able to catch a chicken, kill it and fix it for dinner!

A mother of four, Martha has 10 grandchildren and “too many great-grandchildren to count." She loves her big family and says it has always been the most important thing to her.

Willadene Thompson

October 6, 1919

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Willadene Thompson was born in Kentucky. She gave back to her community by volunteering much of her free time and is most proud of the time she spent at The Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. Some of Willadene's other hobbies include reading her Bible, journaling and gardening. Her advice is, "Trust yourself, trust God and be honest."

Carmen Leffler

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Carmen Leffler

November 25, 1917

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Carmen Leffler enjoys sewing, gardening and doing her and her friends’ hair. Her advice for living a long life is to always work hard.

Mary Bird

September 20, 1918

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Mary Bird is a loving member of the community, and she's always wondering about how others' days are going. She's an absolute joy to talk to and is always willing to tell a story from her life. She is truly loved by all.

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.

Ruth Geers

August 26, 1919

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Ruth Geers loves the arts. For her birthday, the Ally Kats Dancers gave her the performance of a lifetime. She is a joy to have in the community and is always bringing smiles to everyone's faces.

Lucille Pitt

August 15, 1917

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Lucille loves nature and is a knowledgeable bird watcher as well as adept in tree and wild flower identification. She loved traveling in her RV around the midwest including Kentucky and the Tennessee mountains. She  worked at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in the 1960s and was hired as the first Director of Wesselman Woods Nature Center in Evansville in 1974 where she worked until her retirement in 1986. She's held memberships in numerous organizations over the years including the National Interpretive Naturalist Association, the Indiana Nature Conservancy (where she served as Director Emeritus), the Evansville Audubon Society, the Evansville Garden Club, the Evansville Hiking Club and the Evansville Square Dancing Club!

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