Village Comes Together to Celebrate Resident's Momentous 111th Birthday

Irv Piken, a Brooklyn, New York, native and 42-year Village resident, celebrated his 111th birthday on Friday, December 20. Besides adding another year to his supercentenarian status—he is the oldest man in the United States!          

To celebrate, Village Management Services invited residents to the Community Center Board Room to wish Irv a happy birthday and enjoy birthday cake and refreshments. A group of young singers from the All American Boys Choir serenaded Irv with Happy Birthday, America the Beautiful and O Christmas Tree. Some members of the audience were moved to tears when Irv, who had not yet spoken, began singing with the boys during O Christmas Tree.

Irv was presented with certificates of commendation from the Laguna Wood Village Thrive Task Force, the City of Laguna Woods, the California State Assembly, the Governor of California and the President of the United States.

Irv moved from New York to California in 1977. He has two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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