On July 15th, family, friends, elected officials and employees celebrated with Jenny Pope at the Putnam Valley Senior Center. Senator Sue Serino, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, OSR Director Michael Cunningham, Town Supervisor Sam Oliverio and Councilwoman Jackie Annabi along with family and friends shared this very special milestone with Jenny with many wonderful things to say. Jenny is RSVP’s oldest, active volunteer and has been going to the senior center for 20 years.
This very special RSVP volunteer is our oldest, active volunteer. Jenny Pope will be 100 years old on July 14, 2019. She was born in Puerto Rico on July 14, 1919, and she moved to New York at the age of 19. For many years she worked as a women’s clothes maker with the International Garment Ladies Union. After her retirement, she was a caregiver for several of her friends.
Now widowed, she has 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Jenny is a devout Catholic and has volunteered her services to her church for many years.
How gentle each day becomes when the kindness of Jenny touches your life. She brings forth a precious gift of love to everyone she meets. Jenny has been going to the Putnam Valley Senior Center for 20 years. She sets all
the dining tables in the building; a job she takes very seriously. For 20 years, she has never missed a day! Jenny helps to make the Putnam Valley Friendship Center a happy place with the friendships she has formed over the years with the other seniors. If you were to ask Jenny what the secret to her long life is, she would tell you that she has never gossiped or said a bad word about anyone, and that she prays every day.
Jenny Pope, you are one of a kind and we are all better people for having you in our lives! Happy 100th Birthday and thank you for your many years of service! We wish you many more years of good health and happiness.