January 27, 2020
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Resident Celebrates 104th Birthday

Residents and staff attended the White Sox vs. Astros game at US Cellular Field, in downtown Chicago. Riverside Senior Life resident Evelyn Berg returned to US Cellular Field to celebrate her 104th birthday. This is the fourth year the lifelong fan has attended with Riverside Senior Life Communities in celebration of her birthday.

Evelyn shares, “I grew up during the Depression, so my family could not afford to go. I was always a fan, so we listened on the radio instead. We never missed a game. They have always been my favorite team.” The White Sox fans were eager to help make her birthday a special one. They did not hesitate to come up to her and take pictures with her. “It was awesome for Evelyn. People were so excited for her. She was overwhelmed with everyone’s birthday wishes,” says Lisa Witheft, experience associate. “I can’t believe it. It was super super! It was one of the best things to happen to me! I never saw anything like it [US Cellular Field]! There was so much excitement.” Evelyn, still smiling at the thought, recalls.

Although they might have lost, the day was still a win in Evelyn's book! You can also watch the White Sox video coverage of Evelyn's story here.