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Oxford Rehab & Healthcare marks two centenarian birthdays


The skilled nursing facility at Oxford Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Langhorne recently honored two of its residents, Laura “Babe” Sidman and Dorothy Yelenchic, who turned 102 and 101, respectively.

Each celebration, which brought together generations of families, friends and facility staff, included the presentation of a Congressional Record and citation by a representative of U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s office.

Sidman, an avid Eagles and Phillies fan, lived in Trevose for 71 years, where she and her husband raised their three children; she now has three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She worked at the local hardware store and for six decades belonged to St. James Episcopal Church, where she was a member of both its Altar Guild and choir.

Sidman often participates in Oxford’s sing-along events and games.

Born in Broughton, Yelenchic is one of five children. She and her husband, Stephen – who worked at U.S. Steel – raised their three children in Levittown’s Blue Ridge neighborhood; she has one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. The beloved homemaker is known for her cooking, in particular her delicious soups. She worked for years at the local bakery and drugstore.

Yelenchic often joins her fellow Oxford residents in Samba dance and exercise classes. She also enjoys therapy doll sessions and virtual reality programs, among other activities.

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