BALTIMORE, June 5, 2020 – For Lacy Adele Foster, a resident at Westgate Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Baltimore, the keys to a long, fulfilling life include staying active and engaged with family and friends, working hard and keeping a positive attitude. Good genes and corn beef sandwiches – her favorite – help, too.
Foster (pictured) just celebrated her 105th birthday at the Baltimore skilled nursing facility, with care team members and her family, who joined in the festivities window-side and via Skype. Among her gifts was a Mayoral Salute from the City of Baltimore. “You have been truly blessed with 105 years of life and memories and I wish you an abundance of joy, wonder, and health on this auspicious day and the many days ahead,” reads the salute, signed by Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young.
“Lacy has such a fun-loving spirit and enjoys keeping her mind sharp,” said Westgate Hills’ Michael Daichman, administrator. “Since she moved to Westgate Hills last summer, she has been a frequent participant in many of our programs and events, from exercise, to music, to arts and crafts. She is also an avid reader.”
Born on May 28, 1915, Foster was one of 11 children in a family where longevity certainly runs in the genes. Foster’s mother lived to 103 years old and one of her brothers lived to the age of 106. The centenarian has one surviving sibling, who is 98.
When asked if there is anything she wanted to do, but never got around to it, Foster is quick to respond, “I did everything that I wanted to do.”
Foster shared 37 years of marriage with William Foster, and the couple had two sons. She has seven beloved grandchildren. A 20-year resident of Burkeville, Virginia, Foster worked for 40 years at Hamburg’s Department Store