Plymouth Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday Through Window
Many events and gatherings were canceled this year due to the novel coronavirus. But it didn’t stop a Plymouth family from throwing a big party for their mother’s 100th birthday.
Randy and Deb Schold initially had grand plans for Helen’s birthday, but that was before she broke her hip last November and COVID-19 hit.
Helen moved to The Waters of Plymouth, a senior living community, so she could get the help she needed.
Because of social distancing, Randy and Deb couldn’t give Helen a traditional 100th birthday party. Instead, they did something grander.
Williams & Ree, a band and comedy duo, traveled from Nashville, Tenn., to put on an outdoor concert for Helen’s 100th birthday. The pair have been friends with Helen for more than 50 years.
Helen watched the show and party from the big window in the second floor dining room. Her neighbors were also invited to enjoy the concert from their patios.
“Parents are unbelievably fabulous to have in your life for this long. I appreciate so much of what my mom has done for me. We would do anything for her. We just want to make it very special and you know 100 years doesn’t come along that often. She’s very grateful,” Deb said.
“In addition to the concert, we are planning to present Helen with 100 birthday cards written to her by staff and residents of The Waters of Plymouth, and will also be serving special birthday cupcakes to all of our residents,” said Michelle Robbins, active life manager at The Waters of Plymouth.