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Station Exchange resident celebrates her 102nd birthday
Eleanor Carson with cake
Eleanor Carson with her birthday cake. Photo by Mark Swendra.

Happy birthday to Eleanor Carson, who turned 102 years-young today.

Carson, looking fabulous wearing her birthday crown, enjoyed cake and well-wishes from her fellow residents and staff at Station Exchange Senior Care in Richmond Hill.

"Thank you to everyone. You've been so good to me," the birthday girl said as she looked around the room. 

 Dorothy Conner, life enrichment director at the senior care facility, described Carson as someone who is "uplifting" to the other residents. "She's always smiling and willing to try new activities," she said.

Carson was joined at the party by one of her daughters, Emily Carnes, of Richmond Hill. She credits her mother's longevity with being a stay at home mom to her six children. "She always said that's what kept her young."

Born and raised in Savannah,  Carson was married for 65 years before her husband passed away several years ago. Carnes said her mother was one of the first residents of Station Exchange when it opened about five years ago.

Eleanor Carson with year
Eleanor Carson poses in front of a giant cardboard cake, Photo by Mark Swendra.
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