Bill Latta, a longtime resident of Treyton Oak Towers, turned 100 last week.
Celebrations included a video call with members of his church congregation and a physical (at a distance, of course!) visit from Rev. Lori Kyle and others from the First Unitarian Church. Friends and family gathered with balloons, signs and celebrated from afar.
“Bill’s resilience has been phenomenal, said Rev. Kyle, “and we’re just so happy and proud of him.” Latta has always been an environmental advocate, too, so it’s fitting his birthday falls on Earth Day.
In addition to the virtual birthday celebration, Treyton Oak has been hard at work to create new ways to keep residents entertained and spirits high. A new partnership with Fund for the Arts has created a bank of virtual performances to entertain arts-loving residents like Bill and others who are quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch videos alongside residents here.