May 8, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 19

The 100 Club

Centenarians Honored At Gov's Aging Conference

The Cottonwood was packed Tuesday for the first day of the 45th annual Governor’s Conference on Aging. It marked the first time Glasgow has hosted this conference and the first visit by Gov. Steve Bullock since his election.

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Samar Fay / The Courier
After he presented her certificate, Gov. Steve Bullock had a private word for Dorothy Spannagel of Jordan, one of the eight centenarians who were honored Tuesday at the 45th annual Governor’s Conference on Aging.

The theme “Aging in the Last Best Place” reflects the fact that Montana has one of the fastest growing 65 and older populations in the nation, with an average of 35 baby boomers turning 65 every day until 2030.

And surprisingly, within this age group, the fastest growing segment is the 100 and older age group, the centenarians. Montana has more than 175 people ov...

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