Resident celebrates centennial birthday

First Selectman Peter Tesei joined Julia S. Port and her family for her birthday celebration at River House.

First Selectman Peter Tesei joined Julia S. Port and her family for her birthday celebration at River House.

What’s it like to see an entire century unfold?

Just ask town resident Julia S. Port, who celebrated her 100th birthday at Greenwich Adult Day Care (GADC) on Sept. 20 with festivities attended by First Selectman Peter Tesei, who proclaimed the day as Julia Sempirek Port Day in Greenwich.

Ms. Port was born in Dillonvale, Ohio on Sept. 20, 1913. In addition to being a wife and mother to three daughters, she owned and operated Cleveland Garden Supply in Beechwood, Ohio and Highland Golf Range in Shaker Heights, Ohio. In 1998, Julia moved to Greenwich to live with her daughter Nancy and to be closer to her four grandchildren and great grandchild.

Ms. Port has attended GADC for eight years and participates in many of the activities and programs. She especially likes the bowling competitions and musical entertainment.

When asked what she enjoys most at River House, Ms. Port said, “I look forward to coming to the River House, because I can spend time with all of my friends.”

Ms. Port’s birthday was commemorated during GADC’s Annual Caregiver’s Luncheon, at the end of National Adult Day Services Week. Family, friends, GADC caregivers and Mr. Tesei celebrated the occasion with cake and musical entertainment by Irwin Finger.

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