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New York's Second Eldest Resident, Goldie Steinberg, Celebrated Her 113th Birthday at Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center


October 31, 2013 - Long Beach, NY

Goldie Steinberg, a long-term resident of Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, celebrated her 113th birthday on October 30, 2013. Goldie was born on October 30th, 1900, in Kishinev, Romania. An exuberant and welcoming individual, she is officially the 14th oldest person in the world and ninth oldest in the country.

Goldie immigrated to the United States at the age of 23, after her uncle offered her and her sister the opportunity. Then residing in Brooklyn, Goldie worked as a seamstress, sewing draperies and dresses. She met her husband, the late Phillip Steinberg, while a member of a society of Eastern Europeans. The couple moved to an apartment in Brooklyn and had two children. Ms. Steinberg is still active, spending her time watching the Yankees, knitting and helping out fellow residents. She has voted in every election since 1924, a total of 23 times. When asked about her secret to a long and healthy life, Goldie says, "My children keep me alive."

On Wednesday, October 30th, Grandell hosted a special celebration for Goldie's milestone birthday, and welcomed family, friends and well wishers to join in the festivities.

"Goldie is such an immense pleasure to have here at Grandell. We are blessed to be in the presence of someone as wise and as wonderful as she is. From the bottom of our hearts, we all wish her many more years of continued joy and nothing but love," said Baruch Giberstien, Administrator at Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Grandell Rehab and Nursing Center, located at 645 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY, is a 278-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing 24-hour comprehensive inpatient care to adults of all ages. Grandell provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice care, along with a renowned Alzheimer's/Dementia program. Grandell Rehab and Nursing Center also offers a highly successful amputee rehab program which utilizes a specially-made 55-foot long harness, the first of its kind in New York State.

For more information on Grandell Rehab and Nursing Center, contact Baruch Giberstien at 516-889-1100 or visit www.grandellrehab.com.

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