HAPPY 110TH ­BIRTHDAY—Flossie Carter, a resident of UPMC’s Heritage Place, pictured left, turned 110, becoming the third woman to turn 110 in western Pennsylvania since 2009. Flossie did not celebrate this milestone by herself. She was joined by longtime friends, admirers and a special visit by the Pirate Parrot. Born in Birmingham, Ala., Carter worked for the Works Project Administration, the government program that helped to provide jobs after the Great Depression. She moved to Pittsburgh as an adult to help raise her grandchildren while her children went to work. A devoted lifelong baseball fan, she continues to root for her favorite home team, the Pirates. Right: Flossie Carter is joined by longtime friend of the family Cheryl Terry, great-great-grandson Mailiq Carter, and grand­daughter Dianne Carter.

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