Hospital volunteer turns 100 years old

January 8, 2013 2:38:25 PM PST
Kathryn Brackett says she didn't think getting to 100 was that important, but the staff and her fellow volunteers at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital did.

They celebrated her 100th birthday during a gathering of the weekly sewing circle. The group sews pillows for patients in the pediatric unit.

Brackett has been volunteering at the hospital since 1978. Since then she's logged about 55-hundred hours.

When asked her secret to a long life, Brackett credited her family.