Mina Mandel, 102, a resident of Irvington, New Jersey, had her wish for lunch at The Manor restaurant in West Orange, New Jersey granted, thanks to the New Jersey chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation.
Mandel’s wish was to have lunch at The Manor with several of her favorite caregivers. Joining her were Bonnie Caterson, her Clinical Manager from Bayada Nurses, LaVonne Sweet, her Home Health Aide, MaryAnn Weber, her Nurse Practitioner, and Sally Buonomo, Regional Director for the New Jersey chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation. In honor of the special occasion, Mandel had her hair and nails done. Special thanks to The Manor who donated the entire meal and to LifeStar who donated the cost of transportation to and from the lunch.
“I was so happy to be there,” said Mandel. “It had been over 20 years since I had eaten there and everything was wonderful!”