age when nominated: 91+
Lillian recently turned 100 years old. She has been the last of her siblings ever since her brother passed recently, but she still values family with a passion and was very enthusiastic when her grandnephew and grandniece came to visit her on her special day.
Lillian requires a nursing home level of care in the state of Michigan. However, she was able to join a PACE program, which provides her with all of her medical needs, as well as a high level of socialization and activity, in an effort to keep her independent and in her own home. She has a big personality and an even larger heart and it is apparent that this type of environment has allowed her to fully express herself and continue to grow as a person. She states that "passing the big 1-0-0" is just the beginning.
She has been a part of PACE Southeast Michigan (A Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) for over two years and says that she considers the program a part of her family. To put it in Lillian's words, "Family is very important. These people here are good workers and helpers. I appreciate them and I thank the lord for letting them be a part of my life."
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