SCHERVIER PAVILION RESIDENT ANN LOSSON CELEBRATES 100th BIRTHDAY
WARWICK - (July 23, 2012) - When Ann Losson was born in New York City on July 22, 1912, the President of the United States was William Howard Taft. That same year the fledgling aviation community celebrated the nation’s first cross-country flight, fire-fighting apparatus was still horse-drawn and the big news was the sinking of the British passenger liner RMS Titanic.
On Sunday, July 22, Losson celebrated her 100th birthday with close members of her family at her residence in Schervier Pavilion, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility on the Warwick Campus of the Bon Secours Charity Health System.
Losson was born and raised in Manhattan and then lived most of her life in the Borough of Queens. Her first husband, Carmello Rizzotti, passed away in 1945. She then married Charles Losson, now deceased. Ann Losson has been a resident of Schervier Pavilion since 2003. She has one child, her daughter, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
While living in Queens, Losson worked at a defense plant and later as an employee of the Social Security Administration. Her daughter Camille Alvino credits her mother’s longevity to her habit during these years of taking very long walks every day.
Although it may still seem rare, the fastest growing segment of the population is actually people who have reached the age of 100 and beyond. Providing long term health care is one of the most important services offered by members of the Bon Secours Health Care System.
Losson’s 100th birthday wish was for good health and she added, with a laugh, “A boyfriend.”
About Bon Secours Charity Health System
Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.
Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.
The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.
1. On Sunday, July 22, Ann Losson celebrated her 100th birthday with close members of her family at her residence in Schervier Pavilion.
Front from left, granddaughter Andréa Losson, Ann Losson, granddaughter Camille Sorce, her son Andrew and husband Richard Sorce.
Rear from left, Losson’s daughter Camille Alvino and her husband, Pat, great grandsons Patrick Sorce and Richard Sorce Jr.
2. Ann Losson, 100.
3. & 4. Ann Losson blows out her candles with help from her granddaughters Camille Sorce (left) and Andréa Losson as her daughter Camille looks on.
5. Ann Losson with her 100th year birthday cards.
6. Losson’s 100th birthday wish was for good health and she added, with a laugh, “A boyfriend.”