SALINA, Kan. (AP) A 94-year-old Salina flower shop worker is being honored as the oldest still-working Kansan.
The Salina Journal reported that George Aden is sure there’s a worker who is older than him. But not according to the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Older Kansans Employment Program. They’ve checked the ledgers, and say he’s it.
Besides working two days a week at Designs by Cunningham, the retired bookkeeper volunteers at his church and spends time with friends at the Salina Senior Center.
Aden says he loves his job and calls the flower shop “a relaxing place.”
When he decided at the age of 85 that he was done delivering flowers, his employers switched him to processing flowers. Four years ago he cut back to handling just the roses.