Governor To Celebrate Lives of 100-Year Old Kansans

By: From 13 News, Governor's Office, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Governor's Office, Posted by Ralph Hipp

TOPEKA – Governor Sam Brownback is proud to recognize Kansans who are 100 years old and older. He has scheduled a reception for all Kansan centenarians from 2:30 to 3:30pm on Wednesday, February 20, at the Johnson County Human Services Building,
11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe.

Centenarians, their family members and caregivers are invited to join Governor Brownback and Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan for a reception to celebrate the lives of these older Kansans.

“Over the years, I have enjoyed visiting with our centenarians,” Governor Brownback said. “They are a true asset to our community, sharing wisdom and stories of our nation’s history.”

A similar centenarian celebration was held in Wichita last October 19th, at which 22 Kansas centenarians participated. They represent the fastest-growing segment of the United States population. There are more than 70,000 centenarians in the U.S., which is more than at any time in our history.

“It’s amazing to talk with our centenarians,” Secretary Sullivan said. “Many of them are still active and ready to share their secrets to a long life.”

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Angela de Rocha at the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Please include information about centenarians who plan to attend, such as their date and place of birth.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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