Apple Blossom resident celebrates triple digits
Edith Ryan, an active and social resident of Holiday Retirement at Apple Blossom, has lived a full and happy life. In honor of her 100th birthday, Edith celebrated her special day surrounded by family and friends at her retirement community in Rogers, Arkansas.
“Turning 100 has been a delightful reminder of how full my life has been,” said Edith. “My late husband and I had nine children, who have gone on to bless me with more grandchildren and great-grandchildren than I could have imagined. It’s really been a wonderful journey to get here.”
Edith’s 100th birthday celebration took place in the Apple Blossom dining room, which was decorated in red, blue and green, her favorite colors. A Holiday Retirement chef prepared a special cake for Edith’s family, friends and fellow residents.
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A local TV station, KHBS/KHOG, captured the moment Edith blew out her 100 candles, and recorded some of her insights on living a long and happy life. Edith says finding the right partner and staying busy are the secrets to longevity.
“Miss Edith is one of the most active residents in our community,” said Kayla Cowart Boyce, enrichment coordinator at Apple Blossom. “She walks everywhere she goes and uses the exercise room on a daily basis. She’s truly an inspiration to us all.”
With the momentous occasion of her 100th birthday, Edith has joined a special group of Holiday Retirement centenarians—individuals who have lived to be 100 years old or older. Many Holiday Retirement residents over the age of 100 have shared their advice at 100YearsofWisdom.com.
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