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Department of Health and Community Services

Contact: Roneeka Pleasant-Brown

Phone: 586-469-5905



May 09, 2019

Macomb County seeking centenarians to honor as part of Health and Community Services Initiative

May is Older Americans Month and in observance of it Macomb County Health and Community Services is kicking off an ongoing initiative to honor centenarians. As part of the program, county officials are asking the public for help in finding residents who reach the hallmark ages of 100 and beyond.

"Centenarians infuse a special kind of vitality into our local communities," said Rhonda M. Powell, director of Health and Community Services. "Be it a positive attitude, tenacity, wisdom or a mix of all those elements and more, these individuals are living examples of how to age with finesse, and they are worthy of celebration."

As part of the initiative, every known Macomb County centenarian will receive the special honor of having a personalized feature on various platforms during their birthday month. The feature will include a full-length blog post highlighting lifetime milestones, accomplishments and anecdotes on the Celebrating Centenarians page of the Health and Community Services website as well as a dedicated post on the OneMacomb Facebook page.

Centenarians will be highlighted on the first Friday of their birthday month, starting in June. Submissions for future highlights must be made by the 15th of the month preceding the centenarians' birth month. To submit an individual for this special celebration of life, complete the form at


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