Two Chicopee women celebrate 100+ birthdays


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – If you want to learn the formula for long life, you ask someone whose now into their second century.

The Arbors in Chicopee helped celebrate the birthdays of two of its residents Wednesday afternoon. Sophie Czermak celebrated her 102nd birthday. Her neighbor Yvette Meunier turned 101.

Yvette’s 102-year-old sibling, Rita Boucher of Holyoke stopped by to wish her kid sister a happy one hundred and first. Yvette and Rita share the same formula for a long, happy life, stay busy.

Yvette told 22News, “You do the things you must do, you’ve got people who like you, friendly with everybody that you want to be friendly.”

For 102-year-old Sophie Czermak, the keys to a long and fruitful life are to use moderation in everything you do and stay active constantly.

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