Administrators of three assisted living facilities spoke at Tuesday morning’s Coffee & Conversation program at Pride Center.
“We’ve been in Wilton Manors for over 50 years and we’ve been supporting Pride before they came in this building,” said Lori Musto, administrator of Independence Hall, an assisted living facility on N.E. 26th Street.
Musto used her time at the microphone to ask trivia questions of the audience. She was joined by Nicole Sutton, administrator of Williamsburg Landing. “We’re the Marrinson girls,” Musto quipped.
Musto and Sutton were accompanied by Riley Grace, administrator of Manor Pines – another assisted living facility in what Musto referred to as a “triangle” on 26th Street. Grace, a straight man, said it was his first visit to the Pride Center, jokingly telling the audience he was a “Pride virgin.”
“I’m very comfortable here,” he told SFGN afterwards. “I grew up in Fort Lauderdale. I don’t have a problem being here.”
Musto said Independence Hall offers skilled nursing care, assisted living and independent living. Independence Hall has space for 100 people who required assistance or rehabilitation. Regulations say residents must be age 18 and over, but Musto said Independence Hall caters mostly to those over age 60.
Representatives for Tools for Schools, Broward Sheriff’s Office, A Celebration of Friends and AARP were also given speaking time.
More than 185 people signed in for this week’s event.
Coffee and conversation takes place weekly on Tuesdays at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Bruce Williams, Senior Services Coordinator at 954-463-9005, ext. 109.