Coronavirus Florida: No Dr. Oz this year, but Gardens resident marks 106th birthday with drive-by party

Coronavirus Florida: No Dr. Oz this year, but Gardens resident marks 106th birthday with drive-by party

Jodie Wagner @JRWagner5 May 5, 2020 at 1:35 PM Coronavirus updates: More than 50 people helped Madelyn Morocco celebrate her 106th birthday at her Palm Beach Gardens assisted living community last week. * TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support local journalism by subscribing to The Palm Beach Post. If you want breaking coronavirus news directly in your inbox, sign up for our Coronavirus Newsletter. * PALM BEACH GARDENS – It would be difficult to top a visit from Dr. Oz as a birthday surprise, but HarborChase assisted living community came very close. Because of visitation restrictions put in place amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the community celebrated resident Madelyn Morocco’s 106th birthday Friday in a unique way. The Pennsylvania native, who has lived at HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens since it opened 2� years ago, was treated to a birthday car parade and celebration that included friends, family and staff members. >>Golf courses busy as recreation returns to Gardens, North Palm More than 50 people took part in the event, which included balloons, signs, songs, and a birthday serenade. “We were excited and honored to host Madelyn’s 106th birthday,” said Anthony Polito, Executive Director of HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens. “She’s a wonderful and treasured member of our family here at HarborChase. She is incredibly positive and friendly, and is very much adored by all who know her.” Dr. Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality who visited the Palm Beach Gardens community last spring as part of “National Hugging Day,” was unable to return this year because of coronavirus, the facility said. But Morocco, who lives at HarborChase with her pet parakeet, Chipper, received well-wishes from dozens of friends, family members […]

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