Staff and residents at Mount Alverno Center, an adult home and assisted living program in Warwick, recently celebrated an anniversary for one of the residents and honored a special family of volunteers.
Frances Mauser, blind from birth, became a resident at Mount Alverno Center 20 years ago. A resident of Manhattan, she had been working at The Lighthouse for the Blind in Long Island City when she required surgery for a brain tumor. The operation was successful but caused her to require the type of assisted living program provided by Mount Alverno Center.
Mauser, in speaking to those gathered, said, “I’ve loved living here at Mount Alverno and I love everyone here.”
During the celebration, residents enjoyed fall season treats and they offered a toast to Frances Mauser with non-alcoholic sparkling cider. They also enjoyed musical entertainment by popular singer–guitarist “Big Al” Eubanks and the volunteer services of his wife, Nancy, and his son, Sean.
Al Eubanks, who was also honored, has been a volunteer performer at Mount Alverno for over 22 years. His wife, Nancy, volunteers every Sunday and their son, Sean, often does the same.
Ali Schultz, a longtime volunteer at Mount Alverno, served as master of ceremonies. She wrote and framed special poems for both Frances Mauser and Al Eubanks, which she presented to each honoree.