July 01, 2021

Essex Center Edd Turns 100

Mr. John J. Edd, a resident at Essex Center on Park Street in Elizabethtown, was thrown a big 100th birthday bash by the facility’s Recreation Department on his actual 100th birthday, May 16, 2021. The celebration with staff and friends from his unit, along with a big birthday cake, was enjoyed by all. John’s family, including his wife and nephew, took him into the community for the next two days. From the New York City borough of Staten Island, New York, Mr. Edd used to load and unload trucks for a living. He has been married to his wife for nearly 50 wonderful years, he says. John loves the outdoors and used to love to camp. Although his hearing and eyesight is very minimal these days, John is still walking today, through the Essex Center courtyard and down the hallways, everyone at Essex Center says that John. J. Edd is very sociable and a delight to be around. Luckily never having COVID-19, he was first admitted to Essex Center in October 2018 and then readmitted once more in January 2019.


As seen on WCAX-TV.

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