Originally Published: August 18, 2010 10:42 p.m.
Clara Bell celebrated her 100th birthday with close to 200 friends and family members at Meadow Park Care Center on July 23, 2010. Clara attributes her longevity to a combination of a healthy, happy childhood growing up in Clear Lake, Iowa, and a wonderful husband and family. She keeps active every day, teaching new residents and staff how to play card games and joining in all activities. She is dearly loved by all staff and residents.