Family organizes celebration at the home
Friday, July 18, 2014 — Deron Hamel
It’s not every day that Willows Estate has a resident who turns 100, so when the occasion does happen the Aurora long-term care home goes all out to ensure centenarians are celebrated in style.
On July 10, several of Mary Evanoff’s family members and close friends came to the Willows to celebrate her special occasion. Making the event even more special, her granddaughters honoured Mary’s love of cooking by preparing some of the recipes Mary used to often make, including perogies.
“The granddaughters made the food and they brought it in and the family had a lovely lunch together,” says life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Teddy Mazzuca. “Mary was thrilled. She had a ton of family here, and it was a nice day for her.”
Staff members helped out with odds and ends, but for the most part it was Mary’s family who organized the party and made it come alive.
That said, the Willows team passed the hat around and collected donations to buy Mary a floral bouquet.
Mazzuca says Mary is only the second resident she has seen celebrate a 100th birthday at the Willows.
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