Mayor Powers Joins Auburn Senior Retirement Community in Celebrating WWII Vet's 100th Birthday

PLACER COUNTY, CA (MPG)  |  By Solstice Senior Living
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Bergman with a “caveman steak” from Longhorn Meat Company and a 7-ounce lobster tail.

PLACER COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Mayor Bridget Powers along with 100 Solstice Senior Living at Auburn residents, family members and staff came together on June 19  to celebrate resident Roy Bergman’s 100th birthday. Bergman is a World War II veteran and has been a resident at the senior living community for more than five years. After a 30-year career with San Bernardino County Fire, Bergman retired as a captain.

“I want to share my 100th birthday with all my friends here – staff and residents – as a way of saying thank you,” Bergman said. “I am thankful for what I have today and for Solstice Senior Living at Auburn. I appreciate the friendships that I’ve made and the kindness that I have received since living here.”

In honor of Bergman’s 100th birthday, local family-owned butcher shop Longhorn Meat Company donated lunch – over 30 pounds of meat – for the event. Local band 6 String Daisy also provided live entertainment for the community event.

“We are so thankful that the community has come together to celebrate Roy’s 100th birthday,” said Executive Director Gennaro John Faiola. “It’s important for us as a senior living community to give residents like Roy a memorable celebration for big milestones in their lives.” 

Solstice Senior Living at Auburn is located at 3250 Blue Oaks Drive, Auburn, CA 95602. Visit for more information.