Senior Celebrates 100th at Jennings Hall

Liborio Vega celebrated his 100th birthday this May.  He was joined by family, friends, and his neighbors at Jennings Hall.  Also pictured is Annie.

Mr. Liborio Vega is now a centenarian! He celebrated his 100th birthday in early May at Jennings Hall (260 Powers Street) where he is in St. Nicks Alliance Assisted Living (ALP).  He became a member of the Jennings Hall community on June 8, 2012 when he was 90-years old. Vega was one of the first seniors who enrolled in ALP at Jennings Hall.

When asked what his secret was for living a long, healthy, and productive life, Mr. Vega pointed to genetics and hard work.  His grandmother lived to the age of 112 and his uncle (who is still alive in Ohio) is now 102 years old.  Mr. Vega shared that he started working at a very young age to help support his mother.  He enjoyed black coffee and green bananas in his youth. He was born in Puerto Rico.  He worked as a landscaper for the University of Puerto Rico, before he retired.   Mr. Vega is a man of great faith and shared that he believes the main reason for his longevity can be found in the scriptures that teaches to “honor your father and mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”  He is a father, grand-father, brother, uncle, and grand-uncle.  He walks with the assistance of a rollator for long distances.  He is pleasant, polite, alert and witty.  He is also humble so he didn’t want a big fanfare for his birthday.  His wish was to celebrate this milestone with his family, friends, Jennings Hall staff, and a select group of members from his church, including his Pastor, and he got his wish.

To celebrate Mr. Vega reaching the century mark there was a two-day celebration. Jennings Hall residents and staff of ALP celebrated Mr. Vega’s birthday on Sunday, May 8 (his actual birthday).  The next day the celebration continued with a pizza party.

Author: The Greenline

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