Ninety-Eight Years and Counting
Sep 22, 2016 5:17 PM -
In and of itself, a 98th birthday celebration is an auspicious occasion. Elaine Thoreson's party this week, was even more impressive as not only has she outlived any expectations, but also she is actually flourishing at her new home at The Springs of Monarch Landing. Elaine had been living with her daughter and son-in-law Joan and Bill Harrison in Naperville for the past eight years. With advanced Alzheimer's and other health issues, her family had been told late last year that she should be put on hospice because she was not likely to survive more than three months or so. Nine months later, she's celebrating her birthday and going strong! "Since she moved to The Springs in January to receive more care, she's absolutely thriving," said Joan. "She's gained weight, she's stronger and she's doing great."