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Gianforte, DPHHS Honors Centenarians

Montana Centenarians were honored in Butte at the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center during a special luncheon Oct. 5.

Gov. Gianforte was on hand to welcome and celebrate with the Centenarians in attendance.

“Montana Centenarians are absolute treasures,” Gov. Gianforte said. “They have lived life to the fullest and bring so many experiences with them. It was an honor to celebrate with them today in Butte and learn about their amazing lives.”

The luncheon was part of the 53rd annual Governor’s Conference on Aging with the theme ‘Rock Your Age: Communities of Strength.’

The Department of Public Health and Human Services recently asked these individuals their secret to longevity, the most amazing event in their life, a favorite quote and various other insights into their lives. All those who submit their information this year will receive a recognition proclamation from Gov. Gianforte.

The centenarians who responded to DPHHS include those who are or will turn age 100 by the end of 2022. The list includes: one 106-year old, one 104-year-old, one 103-year-old, two 102-yearolds, four 101-year-olds and 23 100-year-olds.

Here are some of the Centenarian responses:

Ostby said her secret to longevity is staying busy. Some of her favorite quotes are: “You get what you expect.” “You play the cards you’re dealt.”

Clifford Gangstad, 100, Billings. Gangstad was born on the family farm without a doctor. When he was born, his father came outside and told his two brothers and two

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