By Hank Russell
Published: January 23 2012
The staff and residents at McPeak's Assisted Living will throw a surprise party for Maria Teresa "Tess" Brana, who is celebrating her 100th birthday. Ms. Brana will also be joined by members of her family.
Who: Jim McPeak, Director, McPeak's Assisted Living
Maria Teresa "Tess" Brana, Resident, McPeak's Assisted Living
Members of the Brana family
What: The staff and residents at McPeak's Assisted Living will throw a surprise party for Maria Teresa "Tess" Brana, who is celebrating her 100th birthday. Ms. Brana will also be joined by members of her family.
Ms. Brana was born January 26, 1912 in Italy. When she was eight years old, she and her family came to the United States and lived in Brooklyn. Ms. Brana spent 30 years as a retailer at Macy's, where she met celebrities such as Carol Burnett. On January 15, 2009, she came to McPeak's.
Where: McPeak's Assisted Living
286 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY
When: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Photo Opps: Ms. Brana with Mr. McPeak. Ms. Brana and members of the Brana family. McPeak's staff and residents enjoying birthday cake.
Directions: LIE to Exit 63 South (North Ocean Avenue/CR 83). Take North Ocean Avenue south for 3.5 miles. McPeak's Assisted Living is on the right. The rec room is located in the left-hand side of the building.
About McPeak's Assisted Living
Founded in 1956 by James and Katherine McPeak, both Registered Nurses, McPeak's is an assisted living facility that provides outstanding service, at reasonable cost, to adults and the elderly based on the philosophy that it is a community responsibility to preserve the health, safety, comfort and general welfare of our elderly and infirm residents. Residents live in a comfortable home-like setting in a former mansion first built in 1924 that has been updated to include numerous safety features and modern amenities. Smoke and fire protection systems and a new elevator provide a safe alternative to living alone. Supervision is handled by a trained staff for 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Activities, specialized diets and medication management are also provided.
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