State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins also attended to see Forde reach the century-plus-five mark on Sept. 11 and to present a proclamation declaring it Edrick Forde Day.
The photo here shows Forde with his two daughters and Cousins, who is on the right.
Here’s some information on the day from the medical center:
Ludington Adult Day
Celebrates Registrant’s 105th
Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester’s Ludington Adult Day Services Staff and registrants helped one of their own celebrate a milestone birthday – 105
New Rochelle, NY – September 18, 2012 – Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) Ludington Adult Day Services staff and registrants helped Edrick Forde celebrate his 105th birthday. Joined by his two daughters as well as New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the affable Mr. Forde reveled in the attention.
As representative of the 35th New York State District, Senator Stewart-Cousins was on hand to present Mr. Forde with a Proclamation declaring September 11 as Edrick Forde Day. He also received a Certificate of Appreciation and wishes for continued health and happiness from the City of New Rochelle’s Mayor, Noam Bramson, who recognized the blessings, wisdom and fortitude that Mr. Forde has achieved in his lifetime.
In his centenarian years, Mr. Forde remains very active. He attends Ludington four days a week, is engaged in weekly church activities, continues to the play the piano and sews. In fact, he promised to make a skirt for the Senator in time for his 106th birthday celebration, but since he plans on spending it in his home country of Barbados, she’ll have to join him there to receive her gift. This promise for a Forde Original followed his statement, “I don’t look my age because I don’t have anything left to worry about.”
Mr. Forde’s daughters, one of whom lives near him in Mount Vernon and the other who came from Barbados for the celebration, provided the delicious cake and some amusing stories about their dad. Everyone enjoyed the event and the positive spirit that Mr. Forde’s presence provides each and every day.
Ludington’s Adult Day Services Program is a medical model that provides rest for caregivers and allows seniors and individuals with chronic conditions, who need some medical help – but not around the clock – to remain in their home setting while receiving daytime support. For more information on Ludington, call the Director, Pearl Hacker at 914.365.4220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information on Sound Shore Medical Center’s Care. For Life. services, visit www.soundshore.org. For physician referrals, call MDs-LINE (914.637.5463).
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