Resident’s 100th Birthday Celebration

Family, Friends, Caregivers Turn Out To Celebrate 100th Birthday For Resident

LA PLATA, Md. (March 25, 2015)



When Catherine Whalen was born March 22, 1915, women still didn’t have the right to vote in the U.S. The World War I Siege of Przemysl, a huge defeat for the Austro-Hungarian Empire, ended that day. Babe Ruth had just begun playing Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox. Whalen, a resident of the Sagepoint Senior Living Services in La Plata, celebrated her 100th birthday Friday — with family, friends and Sagepoint staff.

Erin Young, Sagepoint activities director, said the facility’s staff knew Whalen’s 100th birthday was approaching and “to make it as fabulous as possible,” arranged for family and friends to attend Friday’s celebration. Charles County commissioners’ President Peter F. Murphy (D) presented Whalen with a certificate in recognition of her 100th birthday.