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Westminster Cares honors 90-plus-year-old citizens

WESTMINSTER >> Westminster Cares and town residents celebrated the Westminster's 90-plus-year-old citizens during Westminster Cares' Annual Meeting Nov. 1.

Westminster has 13 residents who are 90 years of age or older. Five of them attended the event: Charlotte Kurkul, Frank Cuomo, Phyllis Anderson, Bob Gay, and Artie Aiken — who is 102 years old.

Pete Harrison, vice president, and Don Dawson, board member, gave a video presentation featuring the honored guests. The presentation included photos of wedding days, houses, family members and some of the guests favorite songs from the '20s, '30s and '40s. The event ended with Pete Harrison leading a sing-a-long that had the whole crowd participating.

Westminster Cares elected a new member, Robin Lawrence, to its board of directors. It also elected a slate of officers for the coming year: president, Connie Sanderson; co-vice presidents, Pete Harrison and Susan Harlow; secretary, Regina Borden; and treasurer, Miriam Lanata.

Westminster Cares next board meeting is at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Westminster Institute. Everyone is invited to attend. Consider volunteering for this local organization, a non-profit organization that works with seniors and disabled adults in Westminster, to help them remain healthy and independent in the community. For more information, call 802-722-3607 or visit