DPHHS wants to hear from Montana Centenarians

Friday, July 6, 2018

 The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) wants to honor Montana Centenarians during the 50th annual Governor’s Conference on Aging, Sept. 25-27.  The event will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Helena. Centenarians will be honored at a late afternoon banquet that will begin at 4 p.m. on Sept. 25.

 DPHHS is asking Montanans who will turn age 100 as of Dec. 31, 2018 or those who are already over the age of 100 to submit their name and a brief profile. All Centenarians who submit information will receive a recognition proclamation from Governor Steve Bullock.  Montana’s 2010 census showed that Montana is home to 175 centenarians and that it is one of the fastest growing segments of our aging population. It is estimated that by 2025 Montana will have 3 000 Centenarians

 Centenarians, or friends or family members, are encouraged to supply DPHHS with the following information by Aug.10 so they can be recognized.

(NOTE: The first five items are required in order to receive a certificate.)

1. Centenarian's name.

2. Contact person (who to send certificate to).

3. Contact person’s phone number and email address

4. Mailing address (where to send the certificate).

5. Birth date of Centenarian.

6. Are they a World War II Veteran?

7. Where were they born?

8. If not born in Montana, what is their story on how they got to Montana?

9. What is the secret to their longevity?

10. What has been the most amazing event in their life that they would like to share?

11. What is their favorite quote?

12.  Anything else they would like us to know about the centenarian?

13.  If planning to attend either of the centenarian banquet, please provide a picture of the centenarian when you send in the information above.

 Please send Centenarian information to:

Governor’s Conference on Aging-Centenarians


P.O. Box 4210

Helena, MT 59604-4210

Or email jstoeckel@mt.gov

 Or submit your information online at  Montana Centenarian's Program or http://dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC/aging/centenarians.

 This year’s Conference on Aging will be a celebration of Aging in Montana. The conference’s mission is to raise the public’s awareness of the state’s current senior population, as well as providing lifestyle choices and alternatives for the baby boomer generation which started turning 65 in 2011. The conference theme this year is: “Rock Your Age”.  

 In honor of the 50th annual conference, the theme and events are expected to be filled with energizing and inspiring topics on disrupting aging, wellness, community partnerships, and “rocking” into the future.

 Registration for the conference is now open. For more information about the event, including how to register, go to the conference website at http://dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC/aging/GovernorsConferenceonAging.  

 Or individuals can call tollfree 1-800-332-2272 and ask for the Office on Aging or call

(406) 444-4077