Greetings galore! Goal of 100 cards for Rice Lake centenarian is far surpassed

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By Ruth Erickson, rerickson@chronotype.com – Jan 30, 2022

The cards started coming in the mail a few weeks before her 100th birthday on Jan. 17, and now at more than 500 they keep arriving daily for Gladys Halvorson, who is in her first year as a resident of Vita Care Living, which is the former Care Partners on Kern Avenue in Rice Lake.

As she is their oldest and spriest resident, the staff at Vita Care Living wanted to do something special for her as her birthday approached. Director Brooke Lipka explained how the avalanche of cards started.

“I posted a picture on Facebook that it would be her 100th birthday, and with COVID you can’t really have big parties anymore, so I asked people to send her a card,” Lipka said. “I thought that it would be something fun that she would appreciate.”

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Gladys Halvorson, resident of Vita Care Living, celebrates 100th birthday.

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