Two Centurions Celebrate Birthdays at McAuley Residence

September 27, 2013 Updated Oct 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM EDT

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Gertrude Baker, left, and Eleanor Mason celebrated special birthdays Thursday. Gertrude turned 105 and Eleanor 101.

September 27, 2013 Updated Oct 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM EDT

(WKBW release) A pair of residents at Catholic Health's McAuley Residence celebrated landmark birthdays Thursday.

Gertrude Baker celebrated her 105th birthday, while Eleanor Mason turned 101. Family members, friends, fellow residents and McAuley staff gathered for cake and a traditional round of "Happy Birthday to You."

“Birthday’s are always a special time for our residents and staff,” said Theresa Cavanagh, Director of Activities at McAuley Residence. “But, when one of our residents turn 100 or more, it’s always cause for extra celebration.”

McAuley currently has five centurions in residence, with Baker at age 105 the eldest of them.