Mrs. Catherine Novotny celebrated her newly acquired centenarian status with friends and family at Westview Health Care Center in Dayville.
Loved ones traveled from as far as North Carolina, Virginia, Texas and New Jersey to honor Mrs. Novotny on her birthday and share stories of early childhood memories of what she meant to all who attended.
A visually stunning cake decorated to resemble beautifully wrapped gifts was created for the occasion by local artist/baker John Salvas of Woodstock.
The party included a special presentation of a Legislative Citation and Proclamation declaring Saturday, March 31st "Catherine Novotny Day", given by Representative Mae Flexer of the 44th Assembly District, State Representative Danny Rovero of the 51st Assembly District and President of the Senate Donald Williams.
Family members also provided birthday greetings from Willard Scott and President Obama and the First Lady.
"Turning 100 is a significant milestone and achievement, and it is certainly a very worthy cause for celebration," states daughter Sonia Esposito. It is telling by the attendance of so many people from all over, the kind of woman she was to all of us. It is a blessing to have her beautiful smile and cheery outlook in our lives."
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit, dedicated to providing quality health care services. The facility is ranked among the Top-7 nursing facilities in the nation according to www.medicare.gov.
If you or your loved one would like more information or to take a tour of the facility, we invite you to a closer look at Westview Health Care Center.
Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574