A New Jersey senior neighborhood is celebrating a milestone birthday while also reminding others of its history.
Roosevelt Park, a small senior community in Millville, New Jersey, celebrated its 75th birthday.
According to the News of Cumberland County, the milestone birthday is a reminder of the community’s history, which can be traced back to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
The News of Cumberland County reports the idea for the community was first created in the late 1930’s, when Effie Aldrich Morrison created a vision for a tax-exempt piece of land for aging individuals.
At the time, Morrison was working as the deputy director of the Cumberland County Welfare Board.
Through a series of channels, the idea was eventually passed onto First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who helped to make the vision a reality by passing it on to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, according to the report.