These seniors are rocking 100 years and counting

One hundred and counting: Centenarians Blanch Sutterman, Frieda Henenson, Walter Merwin, and Rosalyn Sanders celebrated their milestone birthdays at the Waterford on the Bay senior housing complex.
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Put your hands together for Blanch Sutterman (age 102), Frieda Henenson (100), Walter Merwin (102), and Rosalyn Sanders (102). The fab seniors at The Waterford on the Bay celebrated their longevity and milestones with families, friends, staff, and even an elected pol on May 18.

The rocking centenarians enjoyed being feted by Assemblywoman Helen Weinstein (D–Sheepshead Bay), who handed out proclamations, and being entertained by Bella Mandzukas.

Standing O asked what their secret to long life is.

Roslyn said, “I enjoy exercise and walks, along with lots of sleep and watching movies with friends.”

Blanch explained she drinks a glass of milk a day, and “my mom made lots of spinach when I was younger.” She added, “I never looked for a long life, I just wanted one full of cheerfulness and happiness.”

Frieda enjoys her meals of fruits and meats, along with lots of dancing. “I am always cheerful and respectful,” she said.

Walter, the man of the hour, summed it up best, “It’s just luck,” he said. But he also listed kindness, courtesy, and cheerfulness as secrets to a happy life.

Standing O wishes all many more birthdays.

Waterford on the Bay [2900 Bragg St. at Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 891–8400].

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Updated 1:34 am, July 10, 2018
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