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Broadlawn Manor Adult Day Health Center Celebrates Centenarian: Viola Klonowski of Massapequa

(August 16, 2010) Broadlawn Manor Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) celebrated in grand style a major milestone in the life of Viola Klonowski, registrant and Massapequa resident. Viola Klonowski, nee Zaborksi, born July l9, 1910 and raised in Maspeth, Queens was l00 years old this July. Viola always enjoyed being busy and welcomed time to crochet and travel while spending time with her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Joyce Gotard, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Viola has had a full life filled with family and friends but anybody who knows Viola knows about her love for the New York Mets. Her love for the Mets provided the perfect backdrop for her birthday decorations as well as enlarged $100.00 bills with Viola's picture inserted instead of Ben Franklin. A three tiered birthday cake, music and dancing rounded out the celebration with family, friends, registrants and staff all in attendance. It was a wonderful day. However, one more surprise awaited Viola!

Recreational therapists, Eileen Schroeder and Danielle Maers, are to be congratulated for contacting the Mets organization to let them know about a most avid fan since l963 and the big day she was celebrating. Through their efforts, Viola and her guests were invited by the Mets to attend the August lst game at Citi Field. Citi Field is an open air ballpark connecting the Mets heritage to the future of the city and the community. Who better to sit and cheer for the Mets than a girl from Maspeth, Queens who we feel is just as AMAZING as her Mets. Congratulations Viola!

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Mary Jeanne Corea, Director of Community Relations

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