Elston did a lot with the Senior Center in Colonie, and went on many of their trips, such as looking at the foliage in Vermont during the fall, her favorite season, as well as participating in square dancing all the way up to the age of 85, along with participating in events put on by the Women's Auxiliary Club since her son, Donald, is a fireman.
"I did trips down to the Catskills and up to Vermont, all over" she said. "Whenever there's a day trip and sometimes an overnight trip, I love the Senior Citizen Center."
Her sister Claire, 84, refers to herself as Elston's "best sister" as she talks to her on the phone every evening around 6:30 p.m.
"She's a very outgoing and beautiful person," she said. "She's a very lovely person, very kind and very considerate."
Evelyn and Miller even described her as a bit of a ham. They talked about all of the things she did even in her later years, such as riding her first horse at age 65.
"She's a good egg," Miller said. "She has a good heart and a good soul, and we're fortunate she has a good mind still at 100 years old. I mean, physically, we all break down, but her mind is right there."