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Centenarian Honored with Party at Riverton Enhanced Senior Living 

Jean Kessler celebrates her 102nd birthday

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (May 18, 2023)Riverton Enhanced Senior Living hosted a very special birthday celebration in honor of resident Jean Kessler, who recently turned 102. The Allentown resident – a Bethlehem native – was joined by family, residents and staff at the Lehigh Valley independent living community. 

Jean spent most of her life in Bethlehem, where she served as a chairwoman of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of St. Luke’s Singers, a renowned hospital-based choir and beloved Lehigh Valley institution whose performances raise funds for programs within St. Luke’s University Health Network. She also was instrumental in planning Musikfest, a popular 10-day music and arts festival held in Bethlehem and attended by over 1 million music-lovers each year. 

Jean is married to Don Kessler, with whom she shares a daughter, Nancy, as well as two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her favorite hobbies involve traveling, gardening, Broadway musicals and – of course – singing. 

“We are honored to celebrate this wonderful birthday girl,” said April Watson, executive director at Riverton. “Jean has enjoyed a rich and fascinating life, and is among the many residents in our community whose stories are an inspiration to our entire team.” 

Residents at Riverton Enhanced Senior Living enjoy a worry-free lifestyle in a charming community with beautifully appointed apartments, gourmet dining and an engaging mix of programming and activities. They also have access to the services they need, when they need them, including onsite personal care and skilled nursing at Riverton Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. Call 610-686-8941 for more information or visit to schedule a visit and tour. 


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