Centenarian Mabel Krehbiel Honored

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
Centenarian Mabel Krehbiel Honored

The 2013 Centenarian Honors Celebration Luncheon was held at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames on October 14, 2013. Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds presented Iowa’s newest centenarians, and those previously honored, with certificates of recognition at the event.

Mable Krehbiel of Story City attended the centenarian celebration luncheon and received a certificate of honor.

“It was an honor to meet Mable and hear about the life she has lived for over a century,” Governor Branstad stated. “It is always a pleasure to recognize Iowa’s centenarians and celebrate the many contributions they have made to enrich our way of life in our great state.”

Lieutenant Governor Reynolds commented, “These hard working and dedicated citizens helped pave the way for the rest of us and it is an honor to celebrate their lives.”

This year’s centenarian celebration was held in conjunction with the Department on Aging’s Independent Living Conference. This unique conference gave conference attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest initiatives, best practices, innovative products and services to help Iowa’s older adults and persons with disabilities live as healthy and independent as possible in their communities.

If you know an Iowan that is, or will be, one hundred years of age this year, please contact the Iowa Department on Aging toll-free at: 1-800-532-3213.

For more information on the Iowa Department on Aging go to: www.iowaaging.gov/ . To find out about local resources for older adults and people with disabilities, visit: http://www.lifelonglinks.org/ .

The mission of the Iowa Department on Aging is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of long-term living and community support services that help individuals maintain health and independence in their homes and communities.