Jody Jencks

RI News
9:15 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Kent Hospital Worker Looks At 100

Mary Poncin, a greeter at Kent Hostpital, has been working since 1928.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

There aren’t many people who live to be 100.   And even fewer who make it to that age but still work. That’s what makes Mary Poncin so special.

Mary Poncin turns 100 Tuesday.  And amazingly she still works. She’s a greeter at Kent Hospital. You’ll find her at the main entrance every morning, Monday through Friday.

"Why do you still work?"

"Well you need the extra money. Social Security doesn’t cover everything," said Poncin.

"So it’s a financial issue for you, huh?"

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