Garden Gate Honors Winifred Heidrick on her 100th Birthday

Garden Gate Honors Winifred Heidrick on her 100th Birthday

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Winifred Kelsey Schultz Heidrick, a resident at The McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, celebrated her 100th birthday at a party in her honor.  She was born in Warren, PA on March 23, 1919 to Harold and Blanche Kelsey.

She worked as a registered nurse at Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital for 40 years. She was married to the late Clarence Schultz and the late Joseph Heidrick, whom she met when he was a patient at the hospital. The couple resided in Cheektowaga and he worked at General Electric for 47 years.

Mrs. Heidrick has two children: David (Marg) Schultz of Durham, NC and Janice (Michael) Bartel of Davenport, FL. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and reading. She was a parishioner at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and a member of the Cheektowaga Senior Citizens Center. She became a resident at Garden Gate Health Care Facility bin 2017. She enjoys listening to the radio and books on tape as well as attending BINGO and bowling activities and visiting with friends.

Garden Gate Health Care Facility provides subacute and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, Journeys palliative care and respite/short-term care. The facility continuously receives five-star ratings from the federal government and finished in the first quintile of NY State’s quality benchmarking pool for five out of five years. For more information visit


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