Virginia Wells 99th Birthday Celebration


By Lana Wells, Photo by Jill Biondo

On July 13th Virginia Wells resident of Atria Seville in Las Vegas Nevada reached the awesome age of 99. On Sunday July 15th she celebrated her birthday along with all her friends at the beautiful Atria Seville Senior Living home including 14 family members who came from across America to help her celebrate her big day with punch, a beautiful cake and wonderful entertainment.

Virginia called Ginny, is one of the oldest and last surviving WAC nurses from World War II where she served at the Vaughn General Hospital in Chicago and reached the rank of Sergeant while nursing the men who had returned from the war after being traumatized by all they had gone through. One of these brave soldiers, Gordon V Wells, was recovering in a nearby ward and after the war formally ended, Virginia and Gordan were married in 1946. Gordon died in 2006. Virginia is very well and looking forward to the year she turns 100.

Jill Ann Biondo, Sr Engage Life Director of Atria Seville stated that the Facility has 25 veteran residents and is expecting a couple more to move in in August. Jill keeps everyone busy and smiling as she plans numerous parties and activities for the residents and the entire staff makes it their mission to assure that all the residents are glad to be at Atria. They can join friends for a lunch outing. Or just relax in your private apartment. At Atria, the choice is always theirs.