107 years young

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Irene Rebok
Irene Rebok

Irene Rebok, a resident of Magnolias of Chambersburg assisted living community in Chambersburg, PA, will celebrate her 107th birthday on June 23. A party will be held for Rebok on June 22 following Rep. Rob Kauffman's visit to the community to honor her.

“Irene is a special and wonderful woman,” said Melissa Buksa, activities coordinator at Magnolias of Chambersburg. “Her favorite food is ice cream, any flavor, and she loves to play Bingo. She lives for Bingo. She's the first one out for Bingo every Monday.”

Aside from Bingo, Rebok enjoys taking walks after each meal (usually six laps around the inside of the building a day) and visiting with the community dog.

“The dog will sit on her lap for a while. She really enjoys visiting with other residents and reminiscing with family and friends. Irene attributes her longevity to her spirituality and just caring for others,” Buksa said.

Magnolias of Chambersburg encouraged people to send cards to Rebok, promoting a “card shower” for the recognizable resident.

“We've been receiving cards throughout the month,” said Gretchen Wease, move-in and business office associate at Magnolias of Chambersburg. “Irene is well-known and well-liked throughout our community.”

Rebok was born June 23, 1911, in Franklin County, PA, and has been part of the Magnolias of Chambersburg community for four years.

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