NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Brooklyn residents living at The Allure Group's Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation celebrated a special centenarian feat on Monday, March 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y., surrounded by friends, family and neighbors to honor their extraordinary lives. In total the women have lived a combined 303 years.
Lucille Price, 100, Sophia Smith, 101, and Grace Marie Baker, 102, were showered with flowers and words of praise, and received certifications from the Social Security Administration and citations from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
Melissa Powell, COO of The Allure Group, said: "We realize how incredibly blessed we are to have three residents living at one facility who have reached one hundred years old. This is a remarkable and joyous occasion, and we want to show these three ladies and their families just how much we value and appreciate them. It's a true celebration of life in every way."
Lucille Price, born in 1916 and from Guyana, was a former house wife and hairdresser. She has 20 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
Sophia Smith, also from Guyana, is an active church member in her community and enjoys visits from her five children.
Grace-Marie Baker has lived in Brooklyn for 86 years. Her hobbies include cooking, painting, and visiting museums.
All three ladies are friends and enjoy each other's company.
The 295-bed Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation specializes in short-term, post-acute rehabilitation and long-term residential care, and is part of The Allure Group's growing network of skilled nursing facilities. Since it took receivership of the property in 2012, Allure has made dramatic improvements to all aspects of the Center's operations, improving its overall CMS rating from two stars to five stars.
Founded on the principles of compassion, respect and clinical excellence, The Allure Group is a network of comprehensive skilled nursing facilities in New York City that offer innovative rehabilitation programs and sub-acute nursing care. Facilities include Hamilton Park Center in Bay Ridge, Linden Center in East Flatbush, Bedford Center in Williamsburg, King David Center in Bensonhurst, Crown Heights Center, and Harlem Center.
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SOURCE The Allure Group