6 women celebrate their 100+ birthdays together

PHOTO: Anelia King Hardy, 104, Lena Waters Carman, 101, Mary Lois Arnold, 103, Amanda "Opal" James, 105, and Marion L. Lyon,104, are honored by the Century Club at The Meadows Lakeshore Senior Living Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.PlayThe Tennessean/USA Today Network
WATCH 6 women celebrate their 100+ birthdays together

These ladies are partying like it’s 1918 and we can’t blame them.

Six women all over the age of 100 and living at the same senior living facility in Nashville, Tennessee, had a celebration for the ages to commemorate their centennial milestone.

PHOTO: Well-wishers and honorees mingle at a celebration for six Nashville women who are all at least 100 years old at the Meadows Lakeshore Senior Living in Nashville, Aug. 15, 2019. Courtesy Family Staffing Solutions
Well-wishers and honorees mingle at a celebration for six Nashville women who are all at least 100 years old at the Meadows Lakeshore Senior Living in Nashville, Aug. 15, 2019.

Lena Water Carman, 101, Mary Lois Arnold, 103, Anelia King Hardy, 104, Marion L. Lyon, 104, and Opal James, 105, ate cake with friends, family and well-wishers to honor their achievement.

PHOTO: A cake is decorated with the names of six Nashville women who were honored by the Century Club at the Meadows Lakeshore Senior Living in Nashville, Aug. 15, 2019. Courtesy Family Staffing Solutions
A cake is decorated with the names of six Nashville women who were honored by the Century Club at the Meadows Lakeshore Senior Living in Nashville, Aug. 15, 2019.

Kathy Bennett oversees client services for a local assisted living company and helped organize the event for Centenarian Appreciation Day.

“When we realized there were six centenarians in one facility, we knew we had to throw a party for them,” Bennett said. “We got the word out and had a room full of people to have fun with them. It was such a special day; the ladies had a ball.”

PHOTO: Kathy Bennett of Family Staffing Solutions poses for a photo with Marion L. Lyon, 104, during a celebration at the Meadows Lakeshore Senior Living in Nashville, Aug. 15, 2019. Courtesy Family Staffing Solutions
Kathy Bennett of Family Staffing Solutions poses for a photo with Marion L. Lyon, 104, during a celebration at the Meadows Lakeshore Senior Living in Nashville, Aug. 15, 2019.

Each woman also received a Centenarian Award from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Nashville Mayor David Briley in addition to a proclamation from the Tennessee House of Representatives, a nod to their accomplishment in old age.

A fun-filled celebration fit for some very special ladies celebrating 100 years young.