Birthdays are fun at any age. Just ask Betty Nordin, a resident of Wingspan Life Resources’ Skillman House on St. Paul’s West Side.
Nordin is 108 years old. She celebrated her birthday with an afternoon of fun February 22 at the main campus, with staff and other residents. No birthday would be complete without an appearance by “Elvis,” aka local musician Eddie Hughes and his band.
Wingspan has served adults with developmental and other disabilities for 47 years. With 28 group homes in the greater Twin Cities including a crisis respite home, Wingspan’s mission is “to inspire community by empowering people impacted by disabilities to live their best life.” Wingspan also has an in-home program for clients still living with family or independently. Clients enjoy person-centered enrichment programs include a glee club, French club, spoken word and poetry club, winter bowling league, summer softball league, an annual talent show and more. For more information about Wingspan visit www.wingspanlife.org