Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. called on the borough’s most senior citizens to kick off Bronx Week with a day of dancing, socializing and chowing down on chicken milanese.
“We are celebrating the very best of our borough today,” said Diaz before giving out awards to two of the Bronx’s oldest citizens, Miriam Henson and Max Berger, both 104. The sassy centenarians were quick to share their secrets to longevity. One happy 100-year-old, Loretta Hodges, offered up some of her own advice for the youngsters in the room, “Find a good man and have a lot of sex.”
The diverse crowd, accompanied by family members, nurses and friends, represented not only an array of different Bronx neighborhoods and cultural backgrounds, but also the borough’s thriving senior community.