At 100, woman is still setting goals


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Never one to shy away: Loraine Atherton, who turned 100 on New Year%u2019s Day, went parasailing at age 88 and still lives independently. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)


GREENFIELD — A twinkle in her eye and surrounded by birthday cards printed “1-0-0,” Loraine Atherton has spunk when she speaks about the last century.

The Greenfield resident was a New Year’s baby when she was born Jan. 1, 1913. She chuckles when she reads the plaque she received as a birthday gift: “You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

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