Standing O is wishing a happy birthday to Lidiya Gerinshteyn, who celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends at the Allure Group’s King David Adult Day Care Center in Bensonhurst on March 21, two days after her centennial.
The Bensonhurst resident credits her old age to her rosy outlook on life, according to her granddaughter.
“She’s very patient, she’s very-strong willed,” said Victoria Malmygin. “She’s optimistic, and she’s never negative.”
Malmygin and her aunt, Nataly, serenaded their matriarch with birthday songs at the Bensonhurst center that she visits three times a week to play games and talk with her friends, according to her granddaughter.
Gerinshteyn was born in Ukraine and spent part of her adulthood working as a physician in Russia, according to her granddaughter, who added that her grandmother settled in Kings County with her husband and two children in 1994.
Here’s to another 100 years of happiness, Lidiya! — Julianne McShane