Happy 109th Birthday!
Vivian Henschke, a resident of Jewish Geriatric Services Jewish Family Nursing Home in Longmeadow, celebrated her birthday with residents, family and staff. She was also the recipient of the Longmeadow Golden Cane, which is given to the oldest citizen in recognition and honor of a long life. Henschke was born Vivian Pickering on March 23, 1902 in Winchester, N.H., and came to Long-meadow to attend Bay Path College. She graduated in 1922 making her Bay Path's oldest living graduate. She married William Henschke and the two lived most of their lives in Longmeadow where they raised a son, Robert Henschke of East Hampden, Conn., and a daughter of Palm City, Fla.