A Centenarian Celebration for the ages at Atria of Lynbrook


Decorations and smiles filled the room at the Atria of Lynbrook on April 4 as the facility celebrated the birthdays of residents Nanette Fishman, who turned 100 on that day, and Winifred Boehmke, who turned 101 on April 8.

Fishman said she "never expected so much, but truly enjoyed it all," while Boehmke said she had a great time as well.

"It was absolutely beautiful and I was so shocked by how much was done for me and Nanette. I truly am so thankful for what Dianna [Viglietta, the Engage Life program director] and Atria did for our birthdays to make it so lovely"

The big day was part of the Atria’s Centenarian Celebration, which started with a greeting from the facility’s Senior Executive Director Kathleen Johannsen.

The celebration included visits from Mayor Alan Beach, Lynbrook Police Chief Brian Paladino and the birthday girls’ family members and friends. Fishman’s son, Marc, daughter-in-law, Francine, and granddaughter Nicole were in attendance for the big day. Boehmke was joined by her son, John Nesbitt, daughter-in-law, Nancy, and grandson, Steven.

Festivities at the bash included music, dancing and, of course, birthday cakes — one for each birthday girl.

"Keeping Seniors active at Atria of Lynbrook has proven to be successful with these two remarkable ladies reaching centenarian milestone birthdays while remaining active with their mind and body," Viglietta said. "They prove age is only a number as long as your young at heart. It was an honor to have been able to host a party to make their day as special as they are."