SCVTHS Cafeteria Worker Nominated for Profiles of Positive Aging Award

Mary Casey, a nominee for the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Mary Casey is a Maschio’s Food Services employee who has worked at Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools since 2000, and just recently celebrated her 94th birthday.

For Casey's continuous hard work, dedication and positive outlook, SCVTS Superintendent Dr. Chrys Harttraft has nominated her for the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services Profiles of Positive Aging Award.  Casey's active role at SCVTHS by providing nutritious meals and bringing smiles to everyone she encounters makes her a perfect candidate for the recognition award. 

Dr. Harttraft was quoted as saying, “Mary is a wonderful role model to all of us, she enjoys her work and finds fulfillment in serving others, quite literally. Her positive attitude about life makes her a special ‘gift’ to our entire organization.”

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Casey started working full-time right out of high school nearly 80 years ago, and she has stated that she has no real plans to retire anytime soon. 

“This is the perfect job for me,” she said.  “It is the right amount of time every day.”

It allows her to “stay active” and “see wonderful people on a daily basis.”

Casey resides in Bound Brook, is the proud mother of two, grandmother of four and great-grand mother of one.

For more information contact James Strickhart at 908-526-8900, ext. 7169 or

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