Estefana Olivares has joined the ranks of centenarians, celebrating her 100th birthday Friday at Prestige Adult Center in Huntington.
Born in Peru in 1919, Ms. Olivares immigrated to the United States with her two children in 1967, and move to Suffolk County in 1972.
Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly, D-Huntington Station, presented her with a county proclamation.
Behn Goldis, marketing director for Prestige Adult Center who organized the celebration, praised Ms. Olivares as a “motherly figure” adding, “Estefana is someone who members here look up to and we’re so happy to mark this special occasion with her. She is the Matriarch of our center, where everyone is family.”
“I appreciated the opportunity to honor Ms. Olivares, the newest centenarian in Suffolk County, and I thank her for sharing some insight on living a long, healthy and prosperous life.” said Legislator Donnelly. “I would also like to thank Prestige Adult Center in Huntington Station for all they do for the senior community.”
When asked what the key to a long life was, Ms. Olivares remarked, “To lead a good and happy one.”