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Montana's oldest residents sought to share centuries of wisdom

Montana's oldest residents sought to share centuries of wisdom
Posted at 8:51 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 12:49:14-04

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) wants to honor Montana centenarians.

The 51st annual Governor’s Conference on Aging will be held from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26 at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center in Billings.

Centenarians will be honored and recognized for their longevity with a special banquet beginning Tuesday evening.

DPHHS is asking Montanans who will be turning 100 as of December 31, 2019, or those who are currently over 100 to submit some brief information here.

All Centenarians who submit information will receive a recognition proclamation from Governor Steve Bullock.

“We're reaching out to Montanans -- Montana centenarians -- to send us their basic information so they can give us information about the event," DPHHS spokesman Jon Elbert said.

"And it's a way to honor them and to just kind of celebrate their lives and honor them and hear from them, and hear about their stories," he added.

The 2018 DPHHS list shows that there are 41 Montanans that will have reached 100 by December.