THE CLARE ESTATE RESIDENT CELEBRATES 106TH BIRTHDAY
BORDENTOWN, N.J., Aug. 21, 2012 – Residents, staff and family members recently gathered at The Clare Estate to celebrate a very special birthday for resident Alice McFarlane, who turned 106 years young. McFarlane, a resident of The Clare Estate since 2007, continues to lead an active lifestyle at the assisted living residence. On any given day, she can be seen exercising, polishing her artistic skills or taking part in many of the activities offered.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1906, McFarlane moved to the U.S. in 1921, and resided in New Jersey for most of her life. She worked as a housekeeper in Princeton and polished gold and china in the Decorating Room at Lenox. In her spare time, she knitted sweaters for soldiers serving in World War II and wool hats for children in the Head Start Program. McFarlane now delights in visiting with her daughters, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren, with another on the way.
Established in 2001, The Clare Estate is a fully licensed assisted living residence housed in the former St. Clare’s Monastery, located on Crosswicks Street. The Clare Estate now offers older adults peer companionship and caregiver respite through Clare’s Corner, a social day program. For more information about The Clare Estate or Clare’s Corner, please call (609) 298-9960.
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