100 and counting: Data shows county residents living longer
ST. CHARLES – Eleanor Garvey laughed as a well-wisher reminded her that she just turned 100.
“You don’t have to rub it in,” Garvey said during her birthday party Sunday at Bickford Senior Living center, where she is a resident.
Turning 100 is becoming more commonplace, as Kane County residents are living longer. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, 6,516 Kane County residents were 85 or older, up from 4,372 in 2000.
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