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Durango to celebrate Colorado Centenarians

posted May 16, 2016, 9:14 AM by Nicole Grabowski - CDHS
The Colorado Commission on Aging is hosting a celebration, ceremony and luncheon in Durango to honor all Coloradans (and their guests) who have reached, or will reach, 100 years of age or older this year. The event will be held May 20 – the date Gov. John Hickenlooper has proclaimed Colorado Centenarian Day. 

The event will be held at the Durango-La Plata County Senior Center (2424 Main St., Durango). Registration and check-in begins at 10:45 a.m. 

The program is being held in conjunction with Older Americans Month and will include recognition of the Centenarians by appointees of the Colorado Commission on Aging. Complimentary lunch will be served, and participants will be entertained by Ballet Folklorico traditional Mexican dancers from Fort Lewis College. 

Historian Dwayne Smith will serve as keynote speaker. 

An RSVP for this celebration is requested by May 17. 

  • WHO: Colorado Centenarians (100 years or older in 2016) 
  • WHAT: Celebration of their lives and contributions to Colorado communities 
  • WHEN: Friday, May 20, 2016  TIME: 11a.m. – 1:00p.m. 
  • WHERE: Durango-LaPlata County Senior Center 2424 Main Durango, CO 81301 
  • RSVP: Contact Tara Franck, from the Colorado Commission on Aging, at or by calling 303-866-5288 
Nicole Grabowski - CDHS,
May 16, 2016, 9:14 AM