Dollie and her dollies
Dollie Grissom, who turns 74 in February, may be be the oldest living person in the world with Down Syndrome. She’s been a resident at Chickasha Nursing Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma since 1969.
“We are the only nursing facility in the state of Oklahoma that has zero deficiencies,” says Shari Brunt, the center’s Social Services Director. “That is the highest rating you can receive from the State Health Department. We aren’t the fanciest, it’s about the care we provide, and making everything like home.”
The average life expectancy for someone with Down Syndrome is 55. Dollie Grissom has that beat by nearly 20 years. ... read more