September 15, 2011 Posted by Emily in Explore, Health, Lifestyle, Montana, News, Regional, Stories
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Governor to recognize centenarians

The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging will recognize all Montanans that are, or will be 100 years of age or older by Dec. 31, 2011 at the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Aging, Oct. 4 in Billings and Oct. 6 in Havre.

Montana’s 2000 census showed 162 centenarians. That number increased to 277 in 2010, and it’s estimated the state will have over 3,000 by the year 2025.

The centenarians are invited to a luncheon at the conference. Those who reply will receive a centenarian’s recognition proclamation from the Governor and a free lunch.

If you are a centenarian, or are aware of one and would like them to be recognized, supply the following information by Sept. 12:

1. Name and address.

2. Where and when were they born? If not born in Montana, what is their story on how they got to Montana?

3. What is the secret to their longevity?

4. What has been the most amazing event in their life that they would like to share?

5. What is their favorite quote?

6. Anything else they would like us to know?

7. Will they be attending the luncheon?

8. A high quality digital photo

Send information to: Brian LaMoure, DPHHS‚ SLTC, P.O. Box 4210, Helena MT 59604-4210, or

For more information, call (406) 444-7782 or visit

-Department of Health and Human Services