104 and counting in Flushing

David Deutsch has no trouble answering a question most of us will never get. At 104-years-old, to what do you attribute your longevity?
“Helping others first.”
Deutsch, a resident at Flushing House, a senior residence operated by the United Adult Ministries at 38-20 Bowne Street in Flushing, was honored on Thursday, July 19, not just for his birthday, but for 40 years of service with the Tourette Syndrome Association, charitable work as a Mason in the Vulcan Lodge and other community activity.
He received a City Council Proclamation from Councilmember John Liu, who represents the area, and another from Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, who also happens to be a step-grandson of Deutsch.
In keeping with protocol, Stringer did not read his proclamation, but simply thanked his grandfather for his inspiration and being part of his family.
Deutsch took a moment to thank everyone, remind them of the necessity of doing good works, and acknowledge another important birthday on that day, of his great-granddaughter, Julia Gold.
Already a woman, Gold never mentioned her age, just how glad she was to have her great-grandfather, and share a birthday with him.

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