The rain was pouring outside, however, inside Fort Bend Gardens, a senior apartment complex, it was sunny and happy, as Miss Annie Steinocher celebrated her 100th Birthday among friends and neighbors, along with Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers, Fort Bend Garden staff, Mayor Vincent Morales, and others who came to sing and celebrate with one very special lady.
“There were friends, flowers, cake and ice cream, gifts and a fancy tiara for Miss Annie to help her celebrate this special occasion. There was also a special Proclamation from Rosenberg’s Mayor Morales,” said Susan Whitacre, director, Volunteers, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels.
In the past 100 years, Miss Annie, as she is known, has seen many changes in the world and in her family.
“I grew up in this area, and my son had a shop here in Rosenberg. After my husband died, I moved in with my son. After my son passed away, I moved here to Fort Bend Gardens and went on the Meals on Wheels program. I think it was all of the delicious food from Meals on Wheels that helped me live to be a healthy 100-years old. But most of all, it is the Meals on Wheels volunteers who have been visiting me for years that means so much,” Miss Annie said.
Miss Annie made it a point to rise from her chair and stand, something that doesn’t come so easy these days. Yet, she stood and said, “thank you for coming today, thank you for the gifts, thank you for remembering my birthday, each of you are such a blessing to me. Thank you.”
If you would like to become a part of the Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels Volunteer Team by volunteering one hour, once a week to make a world of difference in an elderly person’s life, please contact Susan Whitacre at Susan@fortbendseniors.org.