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Elinor Returns to NYC

Elinor S., 83, of Pittsburgh, PA is a kind-hearted older adult who has dedicated many years of her life to caring for others. Elinor’s Wish of a Lifetime was to go back to New York City, where she was raised, to relive her life’s best memories.

Elinor has maintained a positive outlook on life despite the numerous obstacles that she’s faced. She is an active resident at her Brookdale community, always doing what she can to care for those around her. She also continues to volunteer at Angel’s Place, a daycare facility for children whose parents need time to further their education and better themselves.

When Elinor hears “Central Park” it brings back memories of the playground that it was to her as a child. She was born and raised in New York City, and hadn’t been back since the 1980’s, when she received treatment for breast cancer. Elinor’s dream is to visit NYC one last time was realized on November 11th, 2013, thanks to Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale. Elinor relived the experiences of her childhood, and she was able to see how her old neighborhood changed.


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