Irma Burke celebrates her 107th birthday

Irma Burke avoided COVID-19 and is still going strong despite a recent hip fracture.

Born in Lancaster County when Woodrow Wilson was president and World War I was well underway, Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury (RWC) resident Mrs. Irma Burke celebrated her 107th birthday on September 25.

Recently moving to the RWC Health Center after falling and fracturing her hip, Burke is now in a wheelchair but enjoys chair exercise regularly as well as other fun physical activities such as noodle ball.

Her daughter, Catharine Burke Moore, said that her mother never contracted COVID-19 because she realized the necessity of the precautions taken by RWC. 

“She did not complain and RWC staff did an exceptional job of increasing in-house activities keeping residents entertained,” Moore said.

Burke grew up in a house with no telephone, no television, nor even electricity….

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