ILION, N.Y. – Not one, but two residents at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Ilion are celebrating centennial birthdays this month.
Ellen Ball turned 101 on Thursday, and staff and residents helped her celebrate with a parade outside the facility. She is a lifelong Ilion resident, and worked on a farm for many years with her husband of 53 years.
Resident Rose Cacciatiore will turn 100 next week. She worked at Duofold and spent most of her life in Frankfort. She has nine grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.