The DC Department of Aging and Community Living celebrates over 200 D.C. residents who are over 100 years of age. Vanilla Beane, a popular milliner who continues to work in her shop every day was one of those honored at the luncheon held at the Kellogg Conference & Hotel in northeast D.C. on April 29. (Shevry Lassiter/The Washington Informer)

Diverse, Spry Centenarians Hailed at Annual Luncheon

WASHINGTON INFORMER — In the not-too-distant past, if someone reached the age of 100, society considered that person to be ancient and functionally useless. Today, those who reach 100 are not considered to be outliers but a standard of living that should be aspired to. That message came through clearly at the 33rd annual Salute to Centenarians at the Kellogg Conference & Hotel Center on the Northeast campus of Gallaudet University on April 29. […read more]