East Hampton Town Celebrates Those 90 and Over

Paul Harry is a chipper 97. Durell Godfrey Photos

The East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center celebrated its oldest regulars with a group birthday party on Friday for 34 people who are 90 and over.

Those celebrated ranged in age from 90 to 101, according to Michelle Posillico,the  senior nutrition program supervisor. Lucy West of East Hampton Village has the distinction of being the oldest, at 101, but she was unable to attend the party.

Twenty-six members of the over-90 set were able to attend, and they took guests, bringing the grand total for the celebration up to about 120. They received proclamations from the Town of East Hampton, played a "back in the day" trivia game, and enjoyed a piano performance by Joan Brill. "We do it annually," Ms. Posillico said. "They just really enjoy it. We have a nice luncheon, hors d'oeuvres, and cake, of course." 

At 97, Paul Harry of Springs is the oldest man in attendance, and Vivian Moss, 98, of Amagansett, was the most senior woman at the party. 

Andrew Malone showed off a photo from his graduating class — the class of 1944 at Southampton High School — during a party at the East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center organized in part by Michelle Posillico.
The cake featured all the names of town residents who are 90 and over.
Doris Rodriguez was looking glamorous at the party.
Andrew Malone showed, from left, Audrey Gaines, Beryl Banks, and Ida Scott his graduation photo. Ms. Scott and Mr. Malone are both in the over-90 set.
Josephine Crasky got her over-90 certificate:
The town board members Sylvia Overby, Kathee Burke Gonzalez, and Peter Van Scoyoc handed out certificates.