TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – Three centenarians whose 100th birthdays fall in October will be honored in a community celebration, with proclamations by Mayor Steven Ecklond at noon Monday, Oct. 6, at The Fountains at RiverVue, 1 RiverVue Place.
The centenarians to be recognized are Mary Finoia, Emily Viola and Sal Sgroe, all of whom reside at The Fountains at RiverVue. A birthday party for them, with friends, family members and neighbors invited, will be from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, also at The Fountains at RiverVue.
Finoia lived in New Haven, Conn., and later Yonkers, N.Y. She worked as a fashion designer and artist, and some of her paintings now hang in The Fountains at RiverVue’s Arts and Crafts Room. She has a dog named Candy that she adores, and she enjoys shopping and the color white.
Viola was a seamstress throughout her life. She has fun dancing during Happy Hour events.
Sgroe is a Brooklyn native but later moved to Westchester, where he lived with his wife and three sons. He worked for Transit Authority and says his father also lived to be 100. He likes gardening, doing jigsaw puzzles, creating art by recycling junk and spending time outdoors, feeding birds.
“I’m living my life the way I did when I was younger but just in an older body,” he said. “I’m my own boss!”
The Fountains at RiverVue is a place that offers assisted living, memory care and classes to help seniors maintain fitness of the mind and body. It is state-certified as an Enhanced Assisted Living Residence and a Special Needs Assisted Living Residence.
For more information about the community, visit the website at www.watermarkcommunities.com/rivervue .
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