It wasn't just any birthday though as the caption from the back of the photo highlights:
Bronislava Ostrowska, 107, examines a birthday cake at the mass birthday party for patients at Wayne County General Hospital. She has been a patient at the hospital for 50 years. The 34 patients of the "J" Building celebrated their birthdays together at the annual picnic provided by the ward staff members Friday afternoon. Traditional picnic fare of southern fried chicken, potato salad, and watermelon was served to the patients, followed by music and games. The staff also presented gifts to each of the patients, who smiled shyly and quietly enjoyed the celebration.
This photo, along with other original historical WCGH pictures, can be purchased here.