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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Edna Schultz

June 7, 1910

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Edna Schultz enjoyed life to its fullest, attending music events and always having a smile on her face. At Meadow Lakes, she was known for her bright smile and frequent visits to other residents.

Edna Sutton

September 8, 1912

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Born in Huntington, Indiana, Mrs. Sutton was married to Ralph Sutton. She had five step-children and 20 grandchildren. She was a buyer for International Harvester until her retirement in the 1980s. Her advice for a long life: volunteer, stay busy, get involved in church, travel when you can and have an active social life.

Ella Mathis

August 29, 1914

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Ella Mathis has two daughters, Lillian Gold and Maelean Williams, seven grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 32 great, great grandchildren, and eight great, great, great grandchildren. She operated a beauty shop for several years and was a member of Union Baptist Church.  She says her secret to longevity is her spirituality.

Ellanore Hartman

March 19, 1921

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Ellanore Hartman was born in Marion County, Indiana on March 19, 1921. She was raised on a farm as an only child and spent most of her time in the company of animals. From this farm lifestyle, she cultivated a love of gardening. She finds joy in her potted plants and flowers. She was blessed with two children. She has one granddaughter and two great-grandsons. She has said that her favorite job was being a midwife and delivering babies into the world. She was married to her husband Ervin for 50 years. She is an avid lover of animals, especially cats. She loves to watch the news, especially Randy Ollis on channel 8. In fact, he even came to surprise her for her 100th birthday celebration! As we look back at her 100 years on this earth, we celebrate the many things she has achieved and seen in her long and full life.

Elva Robinson

November 20, 1917

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Elva Robinson was born and raised in Ossian, IN. She has three children and stayed home to raise. Her hobbies include reading the newspaper, being active in her church and gardening. When asked how she has lived such a long and prosperous life, Elva said, “From the good Lord watching over me.”

Emma Boerger

March 28, 1911

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Emma Boerger is a retired homemaker. She supported her family by working on their farm. She was married for over 40 years and has three children.

Emma Glass

December 27, 1918

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Emma was raised on a farm and loves animals, especially horses. She also enjoys a variety of activities at the North Woods Village. Emma states, "The secret to living this long is activity. You got to keep the body moving. You can't sit around on your buns."

Erna Yarck

April 4, 1920

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Erna Yarck was born in Hammond, Indiana and grew up with nine siblings. She has been blessed with many nephews and nieces. She loves to sew and to color, and her faith is very important to her. She always has a smile on her face, and she's always putting smiles on other people's faces.

Euphremia Morris

August 6, 1911

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Euphremia Morris said she loves most of the many modern conveniences of today, but there are some she’d rather not have. She says her advice for living a long life is to eat healthy foods, get plenty of rest, keep your mind busy and follow the Lord.

Eva Wilson

April 18, 1920

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Eva Wilson was born and raised in Griffin, Indiana. She was married to Douglas for 45 years and is the mother of four children, two boys and two girls. She worked as the head cook at Gibault schools for over 35 years, and her favorite dish to make is chop suey. She has seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She said some of her favorite memories include getting to see her children grow up before her eyes, every first day of school and winning a spelling bee in the fifth grade.

Her best advice is, "Always be good and go to church!"

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