Day Kimball HomeMakers Celebrate Client Gertrude Emmitt’s 100th Birthday


Gertrude Emmitt of Seely-Brown Village in Pomfret celebrates her 100th birthday with friends from Day Kimball HomeMakers. Standing (L-R) Cliff Buttermark and Sue Esons of Day Kimball HomeMakers, son-in-law Bruce Dimaria, daughter Judith Dimaria, Jim Goodwin and Diane Wagher of Day Kimball HomeMakers, David Coderre, Day Kimball HomeMakers board president; Seated (L-R) friend Elaine Emerson and Centenarian Gertrude Emmitt.

Centenarian Resides at Seely-Brown Village in Pomfret

PUTNAM, CONNECTICUT – Staff and board members for Day Kimball HomeMakers recently visited Gertrude Emmitt to celebrate her first centenarian birthday. Emmitt, who turned 100 on May 19, 2011, lives at the Seely-Brown Village in Pomfret. Emmitt was presented with gifts and well wishes from the team at Day Kimball HomeMakers, who enjoyed listening to her reflection of history and inventions throughout her 100 years.

Susan Esons executive Director said, “Gertrude is a very kind, energetic, mentally sharp and creative woman with a great sense of humor and buoyant spirit. She does not complain and always seems happy; the kind of person you love to be around. We truly have enjoyed having her as a client for more than ten years.”

Emmitt and her husband, George, began using Day Kimball HomeMakers services back in 1999. The Emmitt’s were featured in a series of advertisements for Day Kimball HomeMakers throughout the years. George passed away in 2007.

Emmitt is still very active. She is an avid painter and a member of the Seely-Brown Art group. She also enjoys going shopping. When asked by David Coderre, Day Kimball HomeMaker board president, for one thing in history that she remembers the most, she replied, “Well I never cared too much for history but I do remember when nylon stockings came out.”

Day Kimball HomeMakers is part of Day Kimball Healthcare, a non-profit, integrated medical services provider comprised of Day Kimball Hospital, four healthcare centers in Danielson, Dayville, Plainfield and Thompson, Day Kimball HomeCare, Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern CT, Day Kimball HomeMakers, Physician Services of Northeast CT and Day Kimball Physician Practices. Its service area includes Northeast Connecticut as well as nearby Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities. Day Kimball Healthcare’s comprehensive network offers more than 1,200 employees including nearly 300 highly-skilled physicians, surgeons and specialists. Its website is daykimball.org.