Irma celebrated her recent birthday with cake for 50 people and had enough energy to blow out 100 candles.
Highmark can't take credit for Irma's hardy genes, but we have covered her health care needs and given her access to high quality health care for decades. So we were happy to help her celebrate her 100th birthday. After all, she's been a member since she was 20 years old.
Today, 238 of our members are centenarians; living proof that great coverage brings peace of mind throughout a long life.
OPEN ON VIEW OF RURAL MAILBOX WITH BALLOONS CORNFIELD IN BACKGROUND
SUPER: 2:04 p.m. Mellon Road
CUT TO VIEW OF ELDERLY WOMAN IN BATHROBE, SITTING ON COUCH
VO #1: 73 up to here, plus what do you have?
VO #2: 22 here.
SUPER: Irma has been a Highmark member for 80 years.
VO: #1: That's 85.
WOMAN: That's okay.
VO #2: 15 more.
CUT TO VIEW OF MAN AND WOMAN PUTTING LARGE NUMBER OF CANDLES ON DECORATED SHEET CAKE
WOMAN: I put some in there, how many more?
SUPER: We've been with her every day through eight decades of care.
MAN: There's 72
CUT TO VIEW OF IRMA IN FRONT OF TOTALLY LIT CAKE, BLOWING THE CANDLES OUT
SUPER: So, it's only fitting we're here today. Her 100th birthday.
IRMA BLOWS OUT THE CANDLES, OVER SEVERAL DEEP BREATHS
IRMA LOOKS UP AT PARTY GUESTS (OFF CAMERA), WHO CLAP
PARTY GUESTS: (Cheering)
CUT TO CLOSE/UP OF IRMA, STILL SITTING ON COUCH, EATING CAKE OFF PAPER PARTY PLATE
SUPER: #Living Proof
Anncr: Living Proof of the difference you can make when you're all for health. Highmark Blue Shield.
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LOGO: HIGHMARK® (Blue Shield)
With Highmark group coverage and, later, Security Blue, we covered Irma's health care through:
Irma worked as an office supervisor for local dairies, and now, retired, she lives with her grand-daughter. She enjoys:
Irma credits her long life to:
Highmark brings a birthday cake to all our members when they reach 100 years old, courtesy of the PALS (People Able to Lend Support) program.
Our PALS volunteer program helps senior Medicare members maintain their independence as long as possible. It has been free to seniors since 1997 (in selected service areas).
PALS volunteers keep older adults connected and healthy by: