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Valentine’s Day is Special Birthday for 100- and 103-Year-Old Residents of UPMC Senior Communities

PITTSBURGH, February 9, 2009 — Two gentleman residents of UPMC Senior Communities will be celebrating major milestone birthdays on Valentine’s Day.

Edwin E. Lichtenstul, originally from East Liberty, is a resident at Lighthouse Pointe at Chapel Harbor in O’Hara Township, where he has lived for three years. He will celebrate his 103rd birthday and attributes his longevity to “good scotch and rock and roll!” He is a 1924 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. His first job was as a soda jerk. Mr. Lichtenstul was self-employed until he retired in 1972. Among his favorite hobbies are reading and listening to his iPOD.

Mr. Lichtenstul was married for 62 years when his wife passed away 15 years ago. His family includes 75-year-old twins, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is not the only long-lived member in his family—his brother was 105 years old when he passed away.

The residents of Lighthouse Pointe will honor this milestone with a birthday celebration.

Thomas V. Soxman will celebrate 100 years of living with a party at Seneca Hills Village in Penn Hills, where he has lived for 15 years. He was married to June Rose Fisher for 60 years. They had two children together and have six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Soxman graduated from Robert Morris Business College and owned his own business. He believes his “good, clean living” has kept him alive this long. One of his favorite hobbies is singing.

UPMC Senior Communities offers residents the finest in retirement living – a lifestyle that promotes health and wellness, eliminates the burdens of home ownership and offers security. With 17 independent, assisted living and skilled nursing options, more than 28,000 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.

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