To the editor:
At the age of 102, my grandmother was for the first time in need of a nursing home. Nana was fiercely independent and always expressed her desire to remain in her home (of 70 years). The realization that she could no longer manage on her own was difficult, but it was her decision. We chose Mary Immaculate Nursing and Restorative Center, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Nana recently passed away at the age of 107. She was a resident at MI for five years, and I can’t begin to thank the wonderful staff there. There is no way I could name everyone who touched her life during these five years, but I would like to send special thanks to the nursing, rehab, social service and dietary staffs.
Also a special thank you to the chaplains. They were untiring in the attention they gave her and the prayers they shared with her. Nana was incredibly religious, and these chaplains were an immense source of comfort to her, especially in her last few weeks. Again, a big thank you to everyone at MI for your untiring patience and care! You are truly a nursing CARE facility.
Editor’s note: Obeline Biron died March 19. She was believed to be Lawrence’s oldest resident.