June 30, 2016
Resident, Dolly Traficante, has always dreamed of dancing with Frank Sinatra. We decided to help her make that dream come true. We got her family involved from the beginning, during the planning stages, and decided to keep it a secret and surprise her as it was unfolding. And surprised she was! She actually told our ED, Roland Gandy, that it was the happiest day of her life, even better than her wedding day!
We hired a Frank Sinatra impersonator, transformed one area of our community into a night club and served martinis, wine and popular appetizers from Sinatra’s time. We also contacted our local channel 3 news anchor, Bianca Rae, and asked her come out to do a story. Bianca brought her cameraman and they ran the story on the news in 3 different time slots. In addition to Dolly’s family members, we had about 60 of our residents attend.