100th Birthday Celebration set for Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone resident
Senior living community to recognize Emma Zimmerman as a centenarian
Actually, it will be an early birthday party for Emma Zimmerman, who will turn 100-years-old on October 26. The team at Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone will serve her favorite meal – meatloaf and mashed potatoes – as well as a special birthday cake.
"We will hold a celebration in honor of our sweet Emma Zimmerman," said Miranda Coulter, Executive Operations Officer at Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone. "She has been with us for more than two years and has overcome some major hurdles throughout her stay here. We are delighted to host an open house for her a day before her actual birthday."
Coulter said the 1 p.m. event will be held at the senior living community located at 5546 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Tyrone. The public is welcome. Dignitaries such as Pennsylvania Senator Judy Ward and Pennsylvania State Representative Jim Gregory have indicated they will attend.
"We have invited everyone from local officials to the President of The United States," Coulter said. "We have received regrets from Governor Wolf as he has another engagement that day."
Emma Zimmerman was born on October 26, 1919 in Clarion, Pennsylvania. She and her late husband Gerald Zimmerman had two children. Her son Gerry Zimmerman and daughter Betsy Morgans will celebrate their mother's milestone. There also is a grandson.
Emma held positions as a cafeteria worker at several school districts, including Lamont Elementary School. She also was a custodian for 20 years at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Centre County until her retirement at age 95.
Emma became a resident at Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone on May 12, 2017.
"Her biggest hobby is sewing. She enjoys sewing," Coulter said. "Emma is a very sweet and humble person. She is in a wheelchair and she always wheels herself around our community and visits other people. She loves to sit on the front porch and take in all the activity. She enjoys the flowers. She always has a smile on her face."
Miranda Coulter, Executive Operations Officer