Surrounded by friends and staff from B’Nai B’rith Homecrest House in Silver Spring, Henrietta Seltzer turned 100 years old Friday.
Seltzer grew up in New York and majored in history at Hunter College. She married Morris Seltzer in 1933 and they had two children.
In 1944, the Seltzers moved to Maryland and Morris Seltzer went on to teach mathematics at the University of Maryland.
Henrietta Seltzer has been living at Homecrest for nine years. She enjoys the retired life as one of the oldest residents who has ever lived in the Edwards Building.
One of Seltzer’s favorite hobbies is to paint, and according to staff, she has “beautiful” paintings in her apartment.
B’Nai B’rith Homecrest House is a nonprofit senior residence that provides personal care services and assistance to seniors with low or limited income.