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Opelousas health care center honors oldest patient

Posted: 4:43 PM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 19:50:38-04

Southwest Louisiana Primary Health Care Center is honoring their oldest patient who has also been with them the longest.

The family of 99-year-old Mathilda Comeaux was invited to the tribute today in Opelousas, which doubled as a way to close out National Health Care Center Week.

During the celebration, Mathilda was presented with a plaque and a brand new chair.

“It’s a blessing to still have my mother here with us at 99-years-old, and we can’t thank God enough for her because, truly, it is a blessing,” said Ethel Alexander, Comeaux’s daughter.  “We know that many mothers are gone, but we still have ours.”