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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Eva Wilson

April 18, 1920


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!"

Florence Rumrill

October 27, 1918


While in her 80s, Florence May Rumrill completed six Indianapolis Life 500 Festival Mini‐Marathons, walking the 13.1‐mile course in downtown Indianapolis with thousands of other walkers. She was 86 when she participated in her last race. Florence never learned to drive, even after marrying and having children, but there was an upside to this. Not being able to drive meant that if her husband didn't take her to where she wanted to go, she'd walk and he'd often walk with her, holding her hand the entire way.

Florence Williams

March 30, 1909


Florence Williams was still very active and sharp on her 106th birthday. At 106, she still had a full head of thick hair, quick wit, great memory and nice skin she keeps supple with daily use of a moisturizer. Prior to moving to Rosegate while in her 90s, she was the caregiver for two of her sisters until they both passed. At Rosegate, she exercised with a little help by walking in the hallways. She attended weekly bible study meetings and church services at Rosegate every Sunday. She said that her hearing and vision are not what they used to be, but that never stopped her from living her life to the fullest.

Flossie Borders

October 27, 1915


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."

Goldie Baker

June 20, 1915


Throughout Goldie Baker’s life, she has overcome adversity, but her faith has always remained strong. She says that she gets help from the good Lord.

“He sees fit to leave me here," she said, "so here I am."

Goldie is the second youngest out of nine siblings. She enjoys spending time with her niece, Deidra Baker.

One piece of advice Goldie offers is, “Whatever you’re doing that’s right, keep doing it.”

Goldie Gouker

November 22, 1913


Goldie Gouker enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her twin sister. She says the secret to longevity is staying connected to her family and church.

Helen Aylsworth

January 5, 1911


Mrs. Aylsworth was a music teacher for Springs Valley High School for decades. She was employed there while her husband Gilbert was the high school band director. This would soon become a tradition as her son John would go on to teach music there as well. Eventually, her grandson Luke would join him in teaching music and become the band director of the Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade.

Mrs. Aylsworth was honored as an Indiana Bicentennial Torch bearer representing Springs Valley. She was inducted in 2014 to the Springs Valley Community Schools Hall of Fame celebrating her contribution to music in Springs Valley schools. Her musical legacy has left a permanent mark on the community.

Helen Seavers

November 3, 1914


Helen Seavers enjoyed visiting relatives and keeping up with the news. She had two sons and five siblings. Mrs. Seavers drove a car until she was about 90 years old, she said. She attributes her longevity to living a “clean life.” She never drank liquor or smoked.

Helen Wolfe

March 23, 1918


Helen Wolfe was a hard-working woman throughout her life. She sacrificed for her family by dropping out of high school so she could go to work during the Great Depression. She was an avid member of the American Legion and was thrilled when they agreed to host her 100th birthday party. She believes you should try to get along with others, be smart and learn from them.

James Beach

August 29, 1916


James Beach was married to the mother of his children for over 60 years. His wife was the one who taught him the Bible and together, they got involved in their local church. When they weren’t at church, they enjoyed going to the campgrounds in Camby, IN. They were so busy doing the things they loved that it wasn’t until after his wife passed that James purchased his very first television. He quickly became an Indiana Pacers fan. His advice to young people is to get a good job as soon as you can and be faithful to it.

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