Care One At Wayne Resident Marks 100th Birthday
WAYNE — Attaining a milestone in one’s life often calls for a celebration.
That accomplishment could be career, or family related. Or in the case of Josephine Schmitt, the chance to celebrate her 100th birthday.
A resident at Care One, in Wayne, Schmitt turned 100 this past July 8 and commemorated the milestone with a party at the facility.
To put it in perspective, Woodrow Wilson was president when Schmitt was born and Babe Ruth hit the first of his 714 home runs. Schmitt lived through two World Wars, the evolution of the automobile and air travel and watched Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon.
Schmitt has been a resident of Care One since 2012 and resides in the Harmony Village, a memory care unit which assists patients in the area of medical, emotional and social needs.
Born in Rhode Island, Schmitt was an only child and devoted her life to caring for her parents, Joseph and Marie. In fact, her father lived to be 102. She never married.
Schmitt was a waitress by trade and enjoyed traveling with friends over the years. She stays active at Care One by participating in balloon toss and is very active in social events at the facility.
“Josephine enjoys food, social events and conversing with staff and other residents,” said Yenal Awari, the senior admissions director and marketing director at Care One in Wayne. “She also loves animals, especially cats.”
The party was held on July 10 and was well attended. According to Awari, Schmitt enjoyed the festivities, as well.
Care One, located on Black Oak Ridge Road, is a skilled sub-acute rehabilitation and long-term care center, offering personalized and experienced care.
Care One has 29 facilities in New Jersey, including its Passaic County site in Wayne, which includes a gym, salon, courtyard and assisted living dining rooms.
“We provide a more detailed attention to the patient’s care and better serve them during their recovery and to return the patient to their optimum health,” said Awari.