January 24th, 2012
Charles Kirkpatrick turns 100 years old on January 27, 2012 and he is celebrating a milestone with family and friends at the Clough Center at New London Hospital.
Born in Braintree, MA, the youngest of four children, Charles graduated from Bowdoin College and Harvard Law School. He practiced public law for several years before deciding that he preferred the business world. Starting as "office boy," according to Charles, at American Writing Paper he worked his way up to President. Located in Holyoke, MA, at one time American Writing Paper produced 75% of the fine paper output for the US in its 15 mills.
Charles maintained an avid interest in hiking all his life and is a life member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. He also enjoyed traveling to elder hostels. He has three children who reside in the New England area.
"Charles is a wonderful member of the Clough community," says Megan Loomis, director of activities. "We intend to make the celebration of his 100th birthday a very special event."
About the Clough Center at New London Hospital
Founded in 1971, the Clough center is a 58-bed extended nursing care facility within New London Hospital offering a loving family-like atmosphere provided by a dedicated and caring professional staff.