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Centenarians Helen Sierles, left, Freda Ober and Amie Vreeland, in front, and Lena Pitman, left, George Champoux and Josephine Dellea celebrated their birthdays together.

Six Kimball Farms Residents Celebrate 100-plus Years

12:42PM / Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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LENOX, Mass. — George Champoux, 101, has a simple prescription for life.

"Enjoy your work. Enjoy your leisure even more. Live for love, and spread your joy around," he says.

Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center recently celebrated Champoux and five other centenarians with a birthday party and celebration of their lives.

Freda Ober, 103, originally of Boston, has been living at Kimball Farms since 2010, and said that all her life she has strived to bring "fearless intelligence, passion and a certain excellence" to all of her relationships and endeavors.

As one of five children, Josephine Dellea, 102, of Cheshire, started working when she was 11. She worked in the lunchroom at West Stockbridge Public School for years and was known as Nonni to everyone she knew.

When she was growing up, Helen Sierles, 101, originally from New York City, played the piano for silent movies by ear. She lived independently until the age of 100. Amie Vreeland, 100, of Stockbridge, also lived independently until recently, including mowing her own lawn and shopping for herself.

And as one of 14 siblings, Lena Pitman, 100, of North Adams, is the last remaining of her siblings. She was an excellent piano player and taught lessons for years.

Kimball Farms Life Care Continuing Care Retirement Community is the only Life Care community in Western Massachusetts and is owned by Berkshire Healthcare.


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