Manor Care spreads birthday cheer to the elderly

Special guest of honor, Ms. Inez Patterson, the longest living resident at Manor Care, Euclid Beach, celebrated her 101st birthday on September 26th, 2010.

Manor Care Euclid Beach in Cleveland held a special celebration in honor of the elders residing at their skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A number of friends and family who have a great deal of affection and respect for the elders in their community were host to a "Celebration of our Elders" party on Friday, September 24. This special celebration spotlighted all the members of Manor Care Euclid Beach who were 80 and older.

This noteworthy occasion’s special guest of honor was Ms. Inez Patterson. Inez is the longest living resident residing at Manor Care Euclid Beach and was celebrating her 101st birthday on September 26th, 2010.

Inez Lutherol Patterson was born September 26, 1909 in Greensboro, North Carolina and was raised by her grandparents. Inez was educated in the Greensboro Public School system and graduated from high school at the age of 16. Later she relocated to Cleveland, Ohio to be closer to her mother.

She started her career in the housekeeping department and as a nursing assistant at the Cleveland Clinic. Inez’s passion for caring and compassion led her to nursing school where she became a nurse at the Cleveland Clinic Research Department where she retired from.

Ms. Patterson has been a faithful and devoted member of the Cory United Methodist Church, where she served on the Usher Board and was a founding member of the Junior Usher Board. In earlier years she loved to dance and enjoyed bowling. Inez continued to bowl until the age of 98, with an average score of 203. Inez continues to be involved in daily activities, going on community outings and attending church services. She especially enjoys spending time with her many friends.

The entire staff at Manor Care Euclid Beach wish Inez and all of the residents continued enjoyment along with much happiness and good health.

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 2:14 PM, 11.11.2010