Elderwood at Amherst resident turns 103

What: Friends and family will join Lorraine Geyer as she celebrates her 103rd birthday with a live LED circus show performance by Pyromancy Buffalo. Media are welcome to attend.

When: Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

Where: Elderwood at Amherst, 4459 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226

Background: Lorraine Geyer was born April 15, 1915. She was raised in Buffalo and graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School, now known as City Honors. Lorraine met her late husband, Will, in high school. They wed in 1939 and were together until he passed away in 1965. They raised three daughters, Patricia, Jeanne and Julie.

In her adult years, Lorraine worked multiple jobs, including at Hengerer’s, where she tested and demonstrated products such as the first electric steam iron. She has fond memories of spending time with her family at their cabin in Fort Erie, Canada, which they built in 1949. They purchased the lot for $50, she recalled.

Today, she loves spending time with her family, including her four grandchildren. Lorraine also has two great-grandchildren who live in Australia. While relaxing at Elderwood at Amherst she enjoys listening to live music, an occasional exercise class and having few sips of wine.

Contact: Mike Ford, Community Relations Coordinator: 716-835-2543