A century in the making, Ellen Magerl celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends April 24 at Hartsfield Village Continuing Care Retirement Community. On hand for the celebration are (left to right) Joan Garritson, Kurt Garritson, Liz Magerl and Jim Ogura.
Ellen grew up on a farm in Minnesota. She was the only daughter along with three brothers. Living on the farm, she helped her mother by washing clothes and making meals for the family. When she got older, she worked milking the cows, feeding the chickens and even making homemade butter. She enjoyed working in the vegetable garden that was on their property. Her earliest memories include walking hand-in-hand with her father and attending church on Sundays with her family. The first president in office that she can remember is Herbert Hoover (1929-1933).
She married, had four children and two grandchildren. She worked as an office secretary outside the home to help support her family.
“I like living at Hartsfield because everyone is so nice,” Magerl said. “I especially enjoy the food and the new friends that I have made. Living here helps me eat three nourishing meals a day. I also appreciate having the nursing staff available to help in case I need anything. The location is convenient and my family is able to visit with me every day.”
Hartsfield Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that celebrates every stage of senior life and promotes successful aging. Hartsfield Village offers independent living, assisted living, memory support, as well as a five star-rated, short-term post-acute rehabilitation center and nursing care services all located on the same campus.
Hartsfield Village is located at 10000 Columbia Avenue in Munster. Discover the other reasons why Hartsfield residents are enjoying the best of both: choice and wellness. Visit www.hartsfieldvillage.com or call 219-934-0750 or visit hartsfieldvillage.com.
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