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DPHHS wants to hear from MT centenarians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 25, 2016

Contact:  Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936

                Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391

 

DPHHS wants to hear from Montana Centenarians

Agency will honor Centenarians at Governor’s Conference on Aging in September

 

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) wants to honor Montana Centenarians this fall at the 48th annual Governor’s Conference on Aging slated for September 13-15 in Billings at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

DPHHS is requesting names to be submitted of Montanans who will turn age 100 or older by the end of the year. The Centenarians will be honored at a noon luncheon on Tuesday, September 13.

In order to honor our Centenarians, DPHHS requests names of Montanans who will turn age 100 or older as of December 31, 2016. 

All Centenarians who submit information will receive a recognition proclamation from Governor Steve Bullock, as well as a free lunch during the luncheon event. 

The Governor’s Conference on Aging is designed to raise the public’s awareness of the state’s current elderly population, as well as focus attention on the impact of the baby boom generation which started turning 65 in 2011. The theme of the conference is: Navigating Choices; Blazing a Trail.

Montana’s 2010 census showed that Montana is home to 175 centenarians and that number continues to grow and is one of the fastest growing segments of our aging population. 

Centenarians or friends/family members are encouraged to supply DPHHS with the following information by August 1, 2016 so they can be recognized.

(NOTE: The first five items are required in order to receive a certificate.)

 

  1. Centenarian's Name.

  2. Contact person (who to send certificate to).

  3. Contact person’s phone number and email address

  4. Mailing address (where to send the certificate).

  5. Birth date of Centenarian.

  6. Are they a World War II Veteran?

  7. Where were they born?

  8. If not born in Montana, what is their story on how they got to Montana?

  9. What is the secret to their longevity?

  10. What has been the most amazing event in their life that they would like to share?

  11. What is their favorite quote?

  12. Anything else they would like us to know about the centenarian?

If planning to attend the centenarian luncheon on September 13, 2016, please provide a picture of the centenarian with the above information.

Please send Centenarian information to:

Governor’s Conference on Aging-Centenarians
DPHHS-SLTC
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
Or email jstoeckel@mt.gov

Or submit your information online at Montana Centenarian's Program  or    http://dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC/aging/centenarians.

Registration for the conference is now open. For more information on the conference or to register to attend, people can access the conference website by going to Governor's Conference on Aging or http://dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC/aging/GovernorsConferenceonAging.  For more information, call 1-800-332-2272 and ask for the Office on Aging or (406) 444-4077.