On September 22, we celebrate an incredible holiday: National Centenarian’s Day. On this day, we honor those who have reached the incredible milestone of 100 years. Join us at Eskaton Village Carmichael on September 22 for a special celebration for the centenarian residents in our communities and anyone in the region turning 100+.
Why: At Eskaton, we believe that age is beautiful. Help us reach our $100,000 fundraising goal by donating $100 and celebrating these amazing centenarians with us. Your donations will go directly to Eskaton’s Where the Need is Greatest fund, created to enhance the lives of older adults. After all, age isn’t just a number, it’s a tapestry woven with stories, lessons and the beauty of a life well-lived.
How you can help support:
● Make a $100 donation in honor of your loved one celebrating a birthday or in memory of a loved one.
● If you know of a centenarian who can be invited to our Centenarian Day lunch celebration on Sept. 22, let us know!
HOW TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL CENTENARIAN’S DAY
Visit with a centenarian and tap into a wealth of knowledge, entertaining stories and traditions from a life well-lived. Celebrate their liveliness, uniqueness and their longevity. You can also try one or all of the fun things below!
● Recognize your favorite Centenarian on social media and use #CentenariansDay
● Create a 1920s trivia contest for employees — what was happening in history and culture in 1923?
● Celebrate with a 1920s-themed party! (“Great Gatsby,” anyone?)
● Volunteer to make birthday cards for isolated older adults.
FAQS ABOUT CENTENARIANS
Q. How many centenarians are there in the world?
A. Based on a 2022 estimate by the United Nations, there are 593,000 centenarians around the world.
Q. How many centenarians were there in 1950?
A. There were approximately 33,899 centenarians in 1950.
Q. What is a supercentenarian?
A. A supercentenarian is someone who lives to be at least 110 years old.
Q. How many supercentenarians are there in the world?
A. There are an estimated 700-1000 supercentenarians around the world.
Q. Who is the oldest person in the world?
A. In January 2023 the world’s oldest person, French Catholic nun Sister Andre, died at the age of 118.