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UPMC Senior Community Residents Celebrate Milestone Wedding Anniversary

“Boogeying” Bowlers Have Been Married for 65 Years

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2009 – Mitch and Viola Jarasiewicz are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today. The cheerful, outgoing pair has long enjoyed dancing and bowling and continue to cut a rug at Cranberry Place, a UPMC Senior Community in Cranberry Township, where they have lived for the past year. Instead of going to a bowling alley, they now use modern technology and bowl using an electronic video game. Viola used to yodel with her friends and continues to be an avid yodeler.

Although they have been together for 65 years, Mitch and Vi, as she is known, are always smiling and seem like two teenagers on their first date, their friends and fellow residents report. They both have good senses of humor, which they credit as one of the keys to the longevity of their marriage. They believe being together as a family and helping each other has been an important factor in keeping them together.

Mitch and Viola have five children, 10 grandchildren and too many great grandchildren to count!

UPMC Senior Communities offer residents the finest in retirement living – a lifestyle that promotes health and wellness, eliminates the burdens of home ownership and offers security. With 16 independent, assisted living and skilled nursing options, more than 2,000 western Pennsylvania seniors reside in the UPMC Senior Communities. Each community provides wellness education programs and easy access to the world-class care of UPMC. The communities are staffed by experts whose focus is improving and enriching the lives of older adults so that they can stay active and independent.

For more information about affordable living options available for seniors in every stage of life, call UPMC Senior Communities at 1-800-324-5523.

Note to media: Mitch and Viola’s family, along with staff and residents, will help them celebrate with a surprise party at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at Cranberry Place, 5 St. Francis Way, Cranberry Township. To get directions or cover this event, contact Cassie Wolf, Activities Director, at (724) 772-5382.

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